Black people are not the only oppressed population. Many injustices occur all over the world, and there are not massive outcries over them. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement values some lives more than others. Because of the nature of the police officer’s jobs, there will always be violence. This violence affects all people of color, as we saw with Justine Ruszczyk, a blonde white man, who was killed by Mohamed Noor in 2017.
We also have to accept the fact that there will be people with racist ideas and views. That doesn’t reflect the majority of people living in America. That does not reflect the concept of All Lives Matter (ALM), as ALM works to include everyone and ensure people hear their struggles.
While it is essential to focus on the cruel actions of some and work to hold them accountable, we cannot ignore the progress that’s occurring. Singling out and prioritizing one group of people over others in unfair and forces people to think in a vacuum. Celebrating those victories will work to restore our faith in humanity and unite us as people.