Beintou on the Black Lives Matter movement


Beitou Waggeh, 2020 Peer Leader

Black Lives Matter means to me when political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. Also the Black Lives Matter movement comprises a broad array of people and organizations. Sometimes  it makes me feel like I’m hurt because seeing police using force on black people is not right. One example is when they were doing a protest for George Floyd, seeing police officers pushing them, pepper spraying them and etc… it makes me feel so scared in the society seeing our world like this. People think that all black peoples are violent, but that’s not true. One thing that black people did in the community is the Black Panther party, which is to fight police oppression of blacks in Oakland, California. And that was a very kind thing what they did in the community. This made me very happy. So this is what I think about Black Lives Matter!