okay. im probably going to loose followers over this and im probably going to get a lot of hate comments, but i honestly don’t give a shit at this point.
there are a lot of good police officers out there. there are a lot of police officers who went through years of training so they could protect their family and other families. there are a lot of police officers who are accepting people. there are a lot of police officers that are fighting against police brutality but still working for the same reason they began.
there are also police officers who are racist. there are police officers who have killed someone with no justified reason. there are police officers who should be in jail, but our not. there are police officers who use their authority for all the wrong reasons.
there are good and bad police officers.
there are a lot of good citizens (specifically African Americans since that is the group of people needing the most awareness right now) out there. there are African Americans who have gotten shot or even killed by police officers for no reason. there are African Americans who have done nothing but respect a police officer orders but still got hurt.
there are also African Americans who are criminals. just like any other race, there are some who do not follow the laws or who have threatened police. there are African Americans who have been shot strictly because they had a weapon out and were threatening a cop.
there are good and bad African Americans.
the point is, not every person in a majority is good or bad and not everyone in a minority is good or bad. you cannot label an entire group of people based off of a few people’s actions. if you are not willing to say every African American is bad because some have committed crimes, every Muslim is bad because some are terrorist, every member of the LQBT+ community is bad because some have committed crimes, every women is bad because some have committed crimes, then you cannot say every white person is bad because some have committed crimes, every Christian is bad because some have committed crimes, every heterosexual or cis person is bad because some have committed crimes, or everyone man is bad because some have committed crimes.
and here i am saying this. i am saying this as someone who supports black lives matter, i am saying this as someone who is bisexual, as a women, but more importantly, I am saying this as someone who promotes peace. we cannot continue labeling majorities then getting mad when they label minorities in the same way. this is not a game of “you did it first” or “pay back”.
if we are all going to live in peace, we have to learn to not judge someone’s entire personality based off of the uniform they wear, the color of their skin, who they love, what religion they practice, etc..
every since we were young, we have always been taught one saying that is still valid, and i think we need to continue to remember it.