It’s been a long fight, but there has finally been some peace.
Many of you know I’ve been a strong supporter of the BLM movement ever since it caught momentum in 2020. Injustice is something I could never stand for. Regardless of what the medium is. I won’t stand for climate change ignorance, the same way I won’t stand for the oppression of people.
The United States has a twisted history with people of color. And I’m not just talking about African Americans. We’ve stolen land from the Natives who were here before us and robbed them of all natural resources. We decided that people were property, and then oppressed them under the guise of freedom.
Systemic racism has led our society to corrupt institutions. People of color are targeted and given less opportunities then their lighter complexion neighbors. We’ve seen this first hand with Rodney King. Police officers caught on camera violently beating a man to death, and were completely absolved of all charges. It’s to the point that it’s disgusting.
But this year, we finally had some peace.
On April 20th, 2021, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges relating to the murder of George Floyd. A man who was suffocated to death by a knee to the neck. This justice is for everyone. His family, the African American community, and the entire nation. Healing starts by holding people accountable for their actions. On that day, the justice system decided that Black Lives Matter.
That doesn’t mean that it’s all over and everything goes back to “normal”. There’s still a long fight ahead for reparations. In the meantime, we take the wins and keep fighting the great fight.