Do you think the government is doing enough for the Black community? De-escalation is definitely what we need during all these protests and rioting because all this country need is justice. To get justice, it's important for not only the government, but also the police to listen and try to understand what the purpose is for the Black Lives Matter movement so that no unnecessary harm will occur and affect innocent people. But is it that easy?
As everyone knows all over the States, and most likely all over the globe as well, is that the Black Lives Matter movement is hitting home and to heart for so many lives. From the late 1500s, black people lost their independence and freedom from Europeans when being brought from their home to America to become slaves. They still struggle to this day to get the respect they deserve. Through all the pain and trials they've gone through, they have always relied on food for comfort and strength to survive all the heartbreak and mistreatment they still suffer through to this day.
Asian Americans lives are shaped by many different factors that are affected by history till this day. While some change has occurred, past perceptions of Asians still exist in people minds that can be seen through the historical, social, cultural, political, and institutional forms.
Microaggressions are daily verbal, behavioral, or humiliation, that conveys hostile and derogatory insults towards minorities. Many perpetrators make statements that are racist without them knowing it. It’s due to the lack of education and awareness of other cultures that they feel the need to ask racial questions or comments. I will take a look at microaggressions at an institutional level, specifically the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Due to these understatements, many POC feel aggravated, oppressed, alienated, and unsafe on campus. Given the long history of white supremacy and exiling out minorities, these stereotypical ideas still exist in the minds of people today. Microaggressions occur because of insufficiency of education of minorities’ history and culture.
With the protests going on, Omar Jimenez, was arrested while doing what was good for the country. He was on the good side, but cops saw him as a bad guy. Here are several stories and references of what's it's like to have a badge, but be black as well during the black lives matter movement and police brutality protest.
Recently, I have been listening to relationship problems from friends and family. I’ve noticed that during these situations active listening doesn’t take place, which escalates the issue further and typically ends messy or bad. I’m sure everyone has experienced these types of situations before, which I believe stems off of miscommunication, poor communication, and not actively listening. There can be many reasons and situations, but it all really comes down to these two important tools. These two tools are the basis of solving problems, so the situation won’t end with bitter feelings towards each other.
As we stand by, make a move, or spread love and knowledge about how the world is changing in both good and bad ways, Trump hasn't been speaking about this issue that we're living in today. There are riots, looting, and protests going on almost everyday all over the country fighting for police brutality and justice for the black community. What has President Trump been doing about this issue? Is he really going to use military force to end these riots?
Andrew Yang is a commentator who ran for the Presidential Election for 2020, but dropped out not too long ago. He recently posted a Washington article that made many Asian Americans upset and turn their backs against him. They didn't agree with his entrepreneur mindset and values. What did he do wrong and why are they against him now?
As these protests and riots go on throughout the states, we always wish the best and safety for everyone during this scary time. Many people are looting for the wrong intentions, and it's causing so much damage. But, there are some good going on during this time as well. Sheriff Swanson from Michigan unites with peaceful protestors to show that they are angry and want justice about what happened to George Floyd as well.