The Hypocrisy and Betrayal of White Feminism

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Kaepernick Protest vs. Dr. Blasey Ford’s Protest: What’s the Difference?

Collin Kaepernick is protesting police injustice and asking for criminal justice reform. Kneeling and a fist in the air was his protest method of choice. As he worked hard to fight injustice, Kaepernick was countered with the newly minted White mantra to support the law enforcement community, “All Lives Matter.” All Lives Matter gave law enforcement (consisting of primarily White men across the nation) a license to dismiss Black petitions for justice.

Moving Forward…Get Rid of Your Labels

It’s so easy to get caught up in a label. Labels like you’re a liberal, you’re a conservative, or you’re a woman/man/trans whatever. You’re poor, you’re rich, you’re an elitist, you’re a redneck hillbilly. You’re a cracker or you’re a nigger. Maybe you’re taking pride in being one of America’s made up races or social constructs like Black, White, Spanish, Latina, Latinx, instead of being Americans fighting specific issues. We have been trained since this nation’s inception we need to be divided by using labels.

In Closing

Either all lives matter or they don’t, and I don’t mean the all lives matter which entails supporting law enforcement unconditionally, nor am I referring to all lives which entails White male dominance, White male privilege, authority, or any mantra which puts one group as a priority while disregarding or devaluing another group.

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