Whites a Minority- Broader View on Black Lives Matter

Africa just recorded the highest rate of modern-day enslavement in the world.

Armed conflict, state-sponsored forced labor, and forced marriages were the main causes behind the estimated 9.2 million Africans who live in servitude without the choice to do so, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index. And despite these practices being widespread, slavery has remained a largely invisible issue, in part, because it disproportionately affects the most marginalized members of society, such as minorities, women, and children.

The proportion of whites in the U.S. population started to decline in 1950. It gradually fell over the years, eventually reaching just over 60% in 2018 – the lowest percentage ever recorded. It is estimated that whites will be a minority by the year 2025. Think about that, America. The United States is a nation of immigrants. Some of them have a story of trauma from another country.

Where are the black slaves today? The answer is a grave one.

Today’s slavery of blacks kidnapping blacks, blacks killing other blacks is a horror that lives on day after day in the Congo (DRC). Today About 1 million are victims of modern slavery in the Congo– from sex trafficking, forced labor, forced marriage, and child slavery, according to the Global Slavery Index by the Walk Free Foundation. #WalkFreeFoundation

From April 7 to July 15, 1994, in Rwanda, the Hutu, mass slaughtered Tutsi, Twa, and moderate Hutu. It is referred to as “100 Days of Slaughter,” the black Hutu managed to kill eight hundred thousand to one million black lives because of ethnicity. They used machetes, torture, machine guns, and any method they wished. The genocide is still a hugely sensitive issue in Rwanda, and it is illegal to even talk about ethnicity.

Why does the DR Congo have slaves today? They are mining gold, diamonds, platinum, and coal; that’s the most well-known among the minerals and metals mined. Still, South Africa also hosts chrome, vanadium, titanium, and several other lesser minerals. Black lives enslaving other black lives for money! They mutilate, rape, and are killing as well. There are even black lives forcing children to kill their parents and recruiting the children into their militia.

I can’t help but wonder how many of them know about our president Abraham Lincoln and his 13th Amendment ending slavery in the U.S. They think of escape and a hero like that today in their country. The black lives movement in the U.S. keeps referencing how oppressed black lives are in America. Seriously?

Take a look at what oppression is for other countries. Is it easier to forget them because they are so enmeshed in their circumstances, and the BLM movement can’t bother with innocent people in far worse conditions? We know that it’s brutal and a hard to accept reality. If we only read for five minutes about what is going on, we would feel shameful to compare the DRC’s horrific slavery issues today with the blacks enslaving blacks to our Black Lives Matter issues.   

We are a nation of immigrants. From 1965- 2015, there were 59 million immigrants who arrived in the U.S. Many people come from all over the world with their past and present-day traumatic stories. Those are the bitter roots that inspired them to flee to America.

No doubt, the black lives in the DRC would gladly trade places with most of us.

Spend a half-hour, those of you who support Black Lives Matter, and research what I just wrote about. You will see how we have evolved as a nation and how they can’t even get started on a peaceful and civil solution to ending slavery today. They are working hard to finish it, but It is a nightmare there.

I am part of the support for the Congolese women and have been since I was diagnosed with cancer in June 2006. I got involved with the movement V for Congo through myspace when it was around! I joined a movement on Valentine’s Day, 2007, V for Congo women. Please research them. The women’s stories and the support they appreciate, like letters of hope, are remarkable.

I believe all lives matter; The name Black Lives Matter is racist in itself and so poorly chosen a name for a movement as a Christian.

The founder that came up with that name was not looking at any other black lives going through present-day slavery, torture, rape, and murder.

The Black Lives Matter movement was a name destined to keep the past alive. Today signs are being carried in protest

and some are referencing white people that someone still needs to pay.

Revenge and more restitution through hate and keeping themselves separate from the rest of this nation is no longer a white nation. Far from it!

My grandparents were immigrants; my grandfather came from Italy, my grandmother came from Mexico, and neither of their families had anything to do with slaves.

Yet, I’m considered white. My ancestors did not own slaves, and neither did many other white people facing the hate and anger from the BLM protesters.

Black Lives matter itself is exclusive and ignores other people who have suffered from what you say is only police brutality “for black people.”

Black Lives Matter is not a movement only for police brutality against blacks. I went to their website (everyone should) I read every single bit of the content.

It is so much more than that.  

So when people are pushing back or responding with All Lives Matter. In America, it is true! You have to understand why America is so sought after and so diverse. The United States citizens have ancestors in other countries who had nothing to do with slavery. They immigrated here from other countries for hope and opportunity.

Angry people look for the bad and find it everywhere because of their attitude. They cannot see the improvement, and when there is a racial problem, instead of taking a rational approach to making change without destruction and hatred, you start a race war.

We are privileged in the U.S. to start a petition when we want to change and have that hope turn into new laws. We can make changes, pass bills through congress, make amendments to the constitution. Thank you, Abraham Lincoln, for our 13th Amendment. We can continue making changes peacefully like we have in the past and will continue to do so.

The BLM protesting is not productive when they blame everybody in America who they think had ancestors for slave owners.

So when I believe all lives matter, it’s because, as a Christian, I refuse to listen to a name brand that was chosen poorly, excluding so many.

I think it is terrible marketing!

The founder that came up with that name was not looking at any other black lives going through present-day slavery torture and murder.

The Black Lives Matter movement was a name destined to keep the past alive. That means to hate and separate from the rest of this nation, which is no longer a WHITE nation.

My grandparents were immigrants; my grandfather came from Italy and had nothing to do with slaves. Still, I’m considered white even though my grandmother was born in Mexico. My ancestors did not own slaves, and neither did many other white people facing the hate and anger from the BLM protesters.

Black Lives matter itself is exclusive and ignores other people who have suffered from what you say is only police brutality “for black people.”

 Black Lives Matter is not a movement only for police brutality against blacks. I went to their website (everyone should) I read every single bit of the content.

It is so much more than that.  

So when people are pushing back or responding with All Lives Matter in America, it is true! You have to understand why America is so sought after and so diverse. The nation has millions of citizens who have ancestors that had nothing to do with slavery. Some Americans have come here from other countries for an opportunity. Angry people look for the bad and find it everywhere because of their attitude. They cannot see the improvement, and when there is a racial problem, instead of taking a rational and legal approach to make change without destruction and hatred, they start a race war.

We are privileged in the U.S. to start a petition when we want change and have that hope turn into new laws. We can make changes, pass bills through congress, make amendments to the constitution. Thank you, Abraham Lincoln, for our 13th Amendment. We can continue making changes peacefully like we have in the past and will continue to. The BLM protesting is not productive when they blame everybody in America who they think had ancestors for slave owners.

As a compassionate Christian American Woman in closing, I have to say that I acknowledge All Lives Matter under God.