Back in Oct. of 2015, I wrote a a post and saved it to my notes. I was on the fence as if I should post or not because after re-reading it I couldn’t decide if I was being too judgmental, too harsh or if the post was simply too angry. I try to do my best to react with love, understanding and compassion but, sometimes what people need is a good dose of reality and a lot of tough love.
I recently heard of a Chicagoan teen who was tied up and brutally attacked over the series of two days by four fellow teens. THE MADNESS HAS TO STOP! While scrolling on twitter I saw people try to attribute this to the Black Lives Matter Movement. ‘Three Black teens terrorize a White Trump Supporter! This must be the work of the Black Lives Matter Movement!!!!’
Don’t use #BLM as a scapegoat for a scary societal issue. Don’t ignore the real danger because you’d rather smear #BLM. Don’t use this as an opportunity to demonize a non issue simply to fit an agenda.
The real issue here is we are encouraging vile behavior by making videos like this go viral! We are promoting a society that sees savagery as cool. We are promoting the WRONG THINGS!!!!
Here is the original post I wrote back in 2015 and I will share my thoughts on the Chicago story as well below.
“A series of fights broke out at East Allen High School (sic), and police were called to break them up. During the ensuing Mell (sic), a female officer, tried to apprehend a 15-year-old CAUCASIAN girl – whose name we withheld.”
The disgusting #brittnayherring vid is a result of a society which celebrates the ignorant. The popularity of fight videos gives kids the idea that acts of violence such as this, will be celebrated. They want the views, the likes. They are so lost! Let #brittnayherring be a wake up call. They wanted to go viral so badly it came at the expense of their future. Pray4the victim &his family