Stevie Wonder: ‘You Cannot Say Black Lives Matter and Then Kill Yourselves’
Musical legend Stevie Wonder had a stern message for the members of the community regarding the Black Lives Matter movement and youth gun violence,
“You cannot say, ‘Black lives matter,’ and then kill yourselves.”
Wonder’s comments were made at a gathering at the North Minneapolis Peace Conference, and he made it clear that it was up to the community members to put an end to the youth gun violence that has become an epidemic in urban areas.
“…Because you know we’ve mattered long before it was said, but the way we show that we matter, the way that we show all the various people of color matter is by loving each other and doing something about it.
Not just talking about it, not just waiting to see the media and press come when there’s a horrible thing.”
Since its inception, the Black Lives Matter has made it clear, through it’s actions and words, that it is only concerned with gun violence when there is an allegation of a police officer ending the life of a young black male.
In several instances, Black Lives Matter led marches, blocked traffic, destroyed neighborhoods, and assaulted police officers in an attempt to express their displeasure at the loss of a member of their community.
The movement, however, is often too quick to judge a situation, as in the case of Michael Brown, due to the fact that several investigations into police involved shootings revealed that the victim was actually the instigator of the situation that eventually led to their demise.
Michael Brown, for example, had just stole items from a convenient store, after man-handling a clerk that was half his size, and was stopped by Officer Darren Wilson within the next several minutes.
Eye-witnesses and forensic evidence demonstrate that a heated argument began between Brown and Wilson, and at one point, Brown tried to grab a gun out of Wilson’s patrol car. The two scuffled, the gun discharged, striking Brown in the hand, and the teen began to run away.
Wilson exited the vehicle, gave a short chase, and ordered Brown to stop.
Instead, the “gentle giant” charged at the officer, putting Wilson in a situation where he had to make a split second decision.
Brown was shot multiple times and succumbed to his wounds.
Before the investigation could even happen, Black Lives Matter was marching in the streets and rioting in the city of Ferguson. They were claiming that Brown had been shot, while on his knees, and begging for his life.
This was discovered to be untrue.
The expression, “Hands up don’t shoot!” became a bumper-sticker slogan for protesters across the country, yet that phrase was completely based on a lie.
Black Lives Matter has a history of focusing on slain men who either were in the process of assaulting police officers when they were killed or who were in the process of committing a crime.
Yet the situations that Black Lives Matter never seemed to be concerned with is the thousands upon thousands of members of the black community who are effected by black on black violence each year.
To an organization that claims that “all” black lives matter, it seems to be very selective in the cases that it chooses to champion.
Stevie Wonder’s point is that the community needs to take action to cut down on gun violence, and to not wait for the media or the police to affect change.
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Source: Fox News