I think there may be a Q&A thread for things like Black Lives Matter and anything dealing with PoC...
From what I can tell, there is a lot of misinformation coming from people that aren't black and they seem to think things work a certain way.
Thats not what this thread is for, so there should be one to squash these stereotypes.
I have a few I can help solve right now.
1. Black children are less likely to have money for higher education and since America has been dividing people since the genocide of the Natives, things like "black scholarships" are necessary.
2. HBCU or Historical Black College Universities are just that HISTORICALLY BLACK. Why? Because back then black students were not allowed to go to colleges that were made for white students only. SO, black people made these colleges that black students could study and learn at. SO, keeping Historically black means to keep the culture. HBCU's are extremely welcoming, affording, accredited, and diverse. There have been plenty of cases were white students graduate at the top of their class at an HBCU. It's a beautiful way to learn things they probably wouldn't have to even think about because the majority of schools are always white.
3. BLM or Black Lives Matter is a movement that brings awareness to the ridiculous amount of Police brutality towards blacks that have been happening since segregation. No, this not new, its just filmed now. We, those that support it, are well aware that Police Brutality happens to everyone. But to say All Lives Matter is disrespectful.
For example...there was a mural of Sandra Bland that just said #Sandrabland and someone painted over it #alllivesmatter, shitting all over a dead woman. That's why allivesmatter is extremely problematic. The #BLM is even happening in places like Brazil where Police brutality happens at an alarming rate in the black communities(mostly Salvador Bahia)
To say that MLK didn't hold up traffic, etc - is another reason why the American education system is going to shit.
Many of my friends who support BLM, myself included, share news reports and videos of white, hispanic, etc getting shot down by the police for no damn reason. And I'm going to be 100% honest, I believe that if it weren't for the BLM movement, these things wouldn't be made aware has heavily as it is now.
Another reason why we need BLM is for example - when (recently, I'll have to look for the article) a white man threatened a police officer with a gun, didn't have a license to carry, and was disrespectful - was not shot...a black man two weeks before this event(we have all discussed it here) mentioned having a gun in the car, reached for this wallet, and got shot...
That is why we say BLM..
4. Another growing issue for Black-Americans is having our identity toyed with. Recently(a few days ago) a Kentucky school tried to ban traditional black hairstyles(cornrows, box braids, afros, and dreadlocs) saying that the styles were distracting...
This is obvious discrimination. Black people experience prejudices all the time because of how we have to take care of our hair and to have someone tell us it's not professional or disgusting absolutely does not feel good at all. I, myself, have experienced this first hand.
5. NAACP was founded by white people. I had to say it, I seriously think people don't know that.
6. Black Panthers vs New Black Panthers - Literally...no level headed black person even associates themselves with NBP or support it. The Black Panther party was not racist...and because of them we have programs like free lunches/breakfasts and Wic
I could go on forever and I'll probably make a thread..
But I get so tired of coming in here to catch up on some news and I see the same people talk about things they no nothing about...
Ask, research, and please be willing to listen. Discrimination, Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia is still very prominent in America and is all over the world. Just because you live in another country, does not mean these things do not happen.