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IN response to the news article “More Community Members Stand in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement,” I wholeheartedly agree with our community’s response to it.

This article was published by Variety on June 3, 2020 and written by K-Andrea Evarose S. Limol.

I like how people in our community came together and had our own little Black Lives Matter movement. I believe it was an important thing to do to show our support no matter how small we are because in order to change things we have to start something. And it sets a great example to the children. This tiny little island has a diverse population of different races and I was raised in a family that does not look or judge a person on the basis of their skin color. I, too, am a colored person.

The article mentions that the All Lives Matter is something of a counterattack to the Black Lives Matter. I personally would say that this is very true because if you believed that all lives matter then there’s no reason not to say that black lives matter. The Black Lives Matter saying doesn’t mean that they’re better than others or that they’re superior like some people who say all lives matter thinks it does. It’s said because black lives shouldn’t be taken for reasons that don’t excuse death at all.

Zoe Travis, the movement leader in this article, said that she as a white person wouldn’t need to worry about getting gunned down if she gets pulled over unlike black people and that white people should help the people of color who face discrimination. I applaud them for saying that because the color of white skin is like a barrier of protection and they should use it when people of color are given hatred just because of the color of their skin, something they were born with and cannot change. Throughout history, black people were and are to this day treated poorly and looked down upon. When will that change? How long must innocent people suffer just for being born darker than others? How long must colored people live in fear? We all bleed the same color. We are all one species: humans, no matter the color.

In conclusion, I enjoyed this article immensely for talking about our own little protest on the island. I hope it inspires more people to do something about the racial injustice many others face daily.

 

 

 

KEVINA MARIE S. TABABA

MHS student

 

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