I hate that #BlackLivesMatter is trending currently
I hate it when it trends on any social network ever. Why? Because it means there’s still a problem. If it wasn’t an issue, it wouldn’t be trending. It’s an issue and that’s the sad part.
Why? Because racism lives. Because prejudice lives. Because hate lives. And the worst part of all is that the discussion around the hashtag predominantly revolves around cops. Bad cops. There is such a thing as bad cops, just as much as there is such a thing as good ones. And the sooner we understand that and start addressing the issue of bad cops, and the system that supports bad cops, the sooner we push back against this nonsense. And the sooner we can stop having to see #blacklivesmatter as a trending hashtag.