Black Lives Matter And The All Lives Matter Research Paper



After reading the book, The Freedom Writers Diary,  Erin Gruwell said, “No matter what race we are, what ethnic background, sexual orientation, or what views we may have, we are all human. Unfortunately not all humans see it that way.” In our country we can relate back to this today by all the rioting that has been happening. We all get judged on a day to day  basis. We should all have the right to our own opinions. Whether your “pro life,” or “pro choice” you get judged. If you support ALM ( all lives matter) you get called racist. ALM does not mean black lives do not matter all lives matter means ALL lives matter and we should all be treated equal. “In 2016, American football player Richard Sherman supported the All Lives Matter message, saying "I stand by what I said that All Lives Matter and that we are human beings." He wanted African Americans to be "treated like human beings" and did not want innocent police officers being killed”, says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Lives_Matter.

They also say “Founders of the Black Lives Matter movement have responded to criticism of the movement's exclusivity, saying, "#BlackLivesMatter doesn't mean your life isn't important – it means that Black lives, which are seen without value within White supremacy, are important to your liberation.” Black Lives Matter protest attacked police and bystanders, and completely ruined personal property. But still in this country you will be judged no matter what. For some African Americans it’s ok to call whites ”crackers'' and “ white privileged” but if we were to call them “words” back we would be called racist. I personally do not know what it’s like to be another person or what happens to be going on in their lives so I do not judge others. They are a person just like you, therefore why treat them differently? Even though another has a different belief than you does that make them a “horrible” person, or “no good.” I personally have been called many of nast names and have been called a “racist” and “a white privileged kid,” been blocked by what was a good friend.  I have been told to kill my self. See our world today is so messed up, if you tell someone to kill themselves just based on their beliefs that’s messed up. All because someone supports something different and has not even heard their reasoning.

The main point is that at the end of the day nobody sees that we are all human and should be treated the same way! In the end I know why I stand for the pledge of allegiance, but do you? I think our school needs to focus to teach us respect, and how to respect each other.