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  1. Hey! Also fairly new and would love to chat with you as well : }
  2. I first moved to the States from Jamaica and ended up in Kentucky......freagen KENTUCKY. It didn't take long for me to know racism was a thing. But after that I have lived up and down the East Coast and now the West and just as you ladies mentioned already, racism is everywhere. Still California (northern) has been pretty nice but it is sad that the idea of me leaving California is something I have to think twice about, to believe there are so many States and only maybe 4 or 5 i can see myself comfortably moving to based on the color of my skin....sometimes it's just sad.
  3. ah you beat me to this video but I will just go ahead and bump this because it is a very good / simplified video everyone should watch surrounding this topic.
  4. ....i am confused to why you said this under my comment lol mainly because my opinion was that everyone can be racist and/or do racist things which I thinkkkkkk your trying to say here too? Or are you responding mainly to what is in that link? If so i did not say I agreed with the link only that we all as a whole need to understand that to one the definition of what a racist is might actually be completely different for someone else, I pointed out Webster because it proves there isn't even a fully defined/written definition of it out there that everyone agrees on. .
  5. I am curious to what everyone's definition of a racist is here? But, man you guys are throwing this word around like it is a football. As we speak even the freagen Webster dictionary is currently revising the definition of the word racist because it is very clear the definition has never been written to take into account things such as systematic racism . https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/merriam-webster-to-update-definition-of-racism-after-missouri-woman-tells-them-its-inadequate/ (Link above explains what I am referencing to) But the biggest thing here......anyone can b
  6. To say everyone who is white is born racist is far fetch, are they born privileged in certain ways absolutely yes but born racist....too extreme but that is my own opinion. I agree with the comment made by @Aethelwine "Not everyone is a racist in the sense of acting on their racism, but denying your prejudices rather than catching and analysing them to learn from them and to be a better person, is a step along the journey to self awareness and a better society." To also say that you do not stand with BLM just because a person calls you racist is also extreme, if you truly believe i
  7. Bruh, "Still haven't' had me checking to make sure i am actually black for a quick second there but imma just leave what I said a day ago right here: "As a black female (and sorry but i just discovered this forum post so i only read the last few responses). A few things : NO it is never a bad thing for people who are not a POC to have these discussions. I enjoy the fact that these conversations are happening BUT i do believe the moment you enter these sorts of conversations on BOTH sides, you should come with an open mind. We all grew up from all sorts of different backgrounds, but
  8. I was gone a day and this all went in so many directions lol. I think the final thing I might add to this is final insight on the last thing i remember reading here, and this is only to add to the information already given : Someone mentioned "Only about a quarter (27%) of all officers say they have ever fired their service weapon while on the job" My addition to this quote is that: Black people were 24-25% of those killed despite being only 13% of the population. (in the US) & here are some helpful links to add more insight into this : ( Data about the
  9. And to note, it might have started in the US but it has grown now outside to Europe, Spain, Canada, Philippines etc. i am seeing less “BLM” targeted approaches and more “we need racial equality”
  10. Then don’t, we never said stop standing up for everyone else you feel needs attention. But right now my main concern is my black community just like how last year it was me standing side by side with my friends who are from Hong Kong and I stood with them after i sat down and first understood what was happening. What people forget over and over and over again is there will be always be a far left and a far right to any movement, those people make it seem like you HAVE to choose a side or ***** off but what the internet blinds us from is that the majority of us stand in the middle, willing
  11. This confused me a bit but I might just need clarification. I believe (could be wrong) Ashlyn is saying that the phrase "all lives matter" is something Ashlyn wishes the world could be but it is not the reality (hence his statement about history/past events). I could be wrong but that is what it read to me. We hope for equality "All lives matter" but history has proven that it just is not true for certain groups of people. And at this moment in time for this very specific topic/post we are talking about one of those specific groups which right now is the topic surrounding the black commu
  12. I totally get where your coming from "who is there for the pleasure of simply saying they participated" It is so hard to not feel that way when it took until now for this quantity of non POC people to stand by the black community, BUT and this is mainly through my experience I can understand why it has taken now for people to take note. Time has paused for many of us, we have been cooped up in our homes for the past 3-4 months and for people who are not going through there normal day to day there eyes and ears have more time to see what is happening in front of them to a specific group of peop
  13. As a black female (and sorry but i just discovered this forum post so i only read the last few responses). A few things : NO it is never a bad thing for people who are not POC to have these discussions. I enjoy the fact that these conversations are happening BUT i do believe the moment you enter these sorts of conversations on BOTH sides, you should come with an open mind. We all grew up from all sorts of different backgrounds, but the biggest problem that occurs with such a large group of people is we are quick to respond without actually listening & understanding. We as human being
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