Ok this has been eating at me like a plague so I'm just gonna rant. Sorry if I annoy anyone. Lately I've been noticing many things that people are divided about. Mainly when it comes to politics. And I just wanna say this: I mainly wanna address this entire racism thing that's been going around for years now. The main reason I'm in the No Lives Matter category is because of how divisive society has become and because of how SJWs are practically ruining everything. Police brutality for instance. No thanks to the media being selective about what cases to show, people think that it's a white and black problem when it ISN'T that according to statistics. Police brutality can affect ANYONE and EVERYONE. Yes some cops will use racial profiling and discriminate against minorities but that doesn't make it a racial issue entirely. Plus I would like to add that most cops are just trying to do a job and are just people like us. Body cameras and community policing are pretty much the only things that need to happen in order to calm things down which we seem to be making progress towards (I hope). Identity politics are also a huge issue here too. They claim to be for equality, diversity, and the like when they're actually just pushing for preferential treatment and being the very thing they claim to hate the most. I really shouldn't have to say what groups I'm talking about because it should be pretty obvious by now (which is another reason why I'm in the NLM category). We need to start tackling things as the Human Race and stop being so divisive which will probably never happen. I'm not saying we ignore the fact that some people are white, female, gay, Christian etc. I'm just saying we don't generalize people over it, and we don't treat people differently in a legal sense over it. Treat the cause, not the symptom. Minorities on average being worse off? Symptom. Instead of getting worked up on that, let's invest those resources into stuff like bettering the economy and welfare shall we? It is unfortunate that people take statistics and blame racism, or other theoretical bullshit like "white privilege." Yes I just called that term bullshit because it is. In other words, statistics do not prove the so-called system of the "individual knapsack" of racism and "white privilege". The factors and variables that result in these discrepancies are numerous and complex, and do not prove an ultimate cause of only racism. I'm not saying that racism is nonexistent, that would be absurd. But it is equally absurd to claim that all the issues that minorities face are because of racism. Grow. The. Fuck. Up. I sure as hell am not blaming MY problems and issues on the white man because it's NOT their fault. Time for others to do the same as well. Speaking of which, racism is NOT just limited to whites. ANY RACE CAN BE RACIST. If anything, minorities are somewhat worse nowadays. Just look at other countries like Japan. If you date outside of your race and have biracial or multiracial children, you're called a racial slur, a self-hater, a traitor, etc. If you have a different opinion and think differently than other people in your race, the exact same thing happens. If you happen to be a nerd or geek.....I'm not even gonna get into that cause it REALLY sucks. The very definition of racism says you can be racist to white people, and I'm more inclined to believe the dictionary than I am a screeching dumbass who knows no better. Most of the people screaming how you can't be racist to white people are people who are downright pitiful human beings who want special treatment and/or privileges, or need to pick up a dictionary as soon as possible. Blaming all racial problems and inequity on the majority instead of trying to bring people together to come up with an actual solution is exactly the wrong way to do it and posting and reblogging shit from behind a computer isn't changing anything, no matter how indignant you claim to be about it. Granted I'm no different but hey I'm just ranting. Saying that someone's opinion means nothing and doesn't count because they're white, white-passing (whatever the fuck that means), biracial/multiracial, or male is completely moronic and turns you into the exact same thing you claim to be against and is discriminating as hell. Don't get me started on cultural appropriation which is another bullshit rant in itself. I'm not saying racism is dead. Pretty much everyone of all races thinks it still does exist. My main issue is that people are twisting the definition of racism to near laughable standards and are getting offended by every little thing, crying racism every time they end up with issues. Here's reality for ya. It's much easier to believe that the world is out to get you and that you're the victim, rather than accepting the coldest truth about the universe: It doesn't give a shit about you at all. You're a tiny, insignificant thing, and your concerns, and how "unfair" life is, are totally and utterly irrelevant to it. The same life-giving ball of hydrogen and helium in the sky gives us cancer for fucks sake, mother nature don't give a shit. But, hey, we're humans, so we anthropomorphise that shit. By the logic of SJWs, the reason why most of my family on both sides are deceased, I don't have a job, I haven't learned how to drive, and I struggled growing up is because it was the fault of those damn, dirty white people. Laws are irrelevant. Millions of exceptions to this rule that live, breath, and have their own lives in poverty are also irrelevant. Logic and reason are irrelevant. I'm honestly sad and disappointed at how people are handling racism nowadays because whenever REAL racism happens (Dylann Roof anyone?), no one shows up or comes together. We have made great strides in several areas. We will continue to make progress. Logic and empathy leads to understanding. Here are some quotes that pretty much sum up my points: Seriously this BS is getting out of hand and sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one in this world who has actual logic and common sense and actually knows what the REAL problems are. This is coming from a 20 year old black female. I can only sigh at how stupid humanity has become. I'm done. No Lives Matter and they never will matter until people get their shit together and stop acting so damn stupid!