Martin Luther King: Violent Protests In The US

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Black lives matter, seems like that’s always said when an unarmed black teen is killed by a white officer. In my opinion, all lives matter. God did not create all human beings with their skin color being black. All of the protests happening today are really unnecessary. It’s not right to murder someone who is unarmed, that I agree with, but what I don’t agree with is people associating a black man being murdered by a white man with racism but not associating racism with a black man murdering a white man. I don’t see white people setting up and conducting protests, acting like they don’t have any common sense every time a white man is murdered by a black man. Yes, at one point in American society was racist to the point where it was unbearable. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for racial equality …show more content…
We’ve had many people in the U.S. who fought for equality peacefully and got their voices heard. All these protests taking place right now go against everything these activists stood for. If Martin Luther King Jr. was alive he would be shaking his head in disappoint. Some people are saying that they’re protesting like how Dr. King would but if that was true, protesters would be involved in and or conducting peaceful and non-violent protests and acting like they have common sense and home training. Violent protests aren’t good ways to get your voice heard about problems in American society today. I keep asking myself whether or not some of these protesters have jobs or school to attend. Instead of worrying about the latest shooting, how about worrying about whether or not your children are going to eat next week or the letter on your table saying that your rent is due. These protesters are worried about the wrong things. They’re so caught up in the protests that some aren’t realizing that maybe their children are somewhat depressed or unhappy that their parents rather protest someone’s death then go home and spend time with

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