It has been interesting to watch the attempt by some to demonize the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
What is it about those three words that cause such vitriol and rancor among some of those in the majority population? Why is it such a problem for black folks to affirm that black lives matter? "Hate group"? You can't be serious.
Over at FOX VIEWS Roger Ailes has already sent out the memo to his various hosts that the #BlackLivesMatter movement is the new bogeyman. It is the topic of the moment to guarantee ratings and rally like minded individuals to a cause of fear and ignorance.
Two of their biggest stars have already started. Megyn (Santa is white) Kelly was crying double standard, and Bill O"Reilly has vowed to put the #BlackLivesMatter folks out of business, because in his mind they are responsible for all the cop killings of late. (BTW, police killings have actually been down since President Obama took office.)
This hysteria from the fear the black bogeyman movement is all quite laughable.
We have had 240 years of being reminded that white lives matter and that without white lives there would be no America. There is nothing hateful or radical about reminding us all the black lives matter as well. It's not like black folks are saying black lives matter more than any other lives. They are simply saying that black lives matter along with all the other lives. And yes, we get it, black folks are taking black lives as well, and we as black folks should also be made aware of the importance of black lives.
But if you don't see why black folks have to remind everyone that black lives matter with all that has been happening of late, well then you should hurry over to your television set and turn on FOX VIEWS. Bill O'Reilly will be on soon.
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