Fox reporter Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked African American conservative commenter Kevin Jackson "Why has the #BlackLivesMatter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?"
By definition, a hate group is classified as:
"an organized group or movement that advocates and practices hatred, hostility, or violence towards members of a race, ethnicity, nation, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other designated sector of society."
From witnessing the different events, having knowledge, and just by that definition; the #BlackLivesMatter movement isn't from a hate group.
The #BlackLivesMatter movement was initiated in retaliation to the rampant police brutality that has been going on. It is a movement to help uplift other black people, bring the black community together, bring people of different races together, and bring attention to the different injustices occurring in the black community.
After the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, and so many more; the common thread is the misuse of the law and power. It seems that after the murder of Trayvon Martin, these incidents just seemed to follow with a domino effect.
The movement is used to try and stop these unnecessary killings from happening, and the unfair labeling of black people based simply on the color of their skin.
What's practically disturbing about this video is the response by Brown. Brown stated,
“Well they should do it, but unfortunately it’s being financed by the leftists. Ironically it’s people who have nothing, really no concern at all about black lives..."
As an African American male, or African American in general, racism will always be present.
Jackson seemed to show no remorse or cared at all about the movement. #BlackLivesMatter is used to stop the further ignorance and senseless killings of black people so hopefully Brown's kids wont experience what we as a community are currently going through.
Jackson went on to say the movement is "nonsense", and that "the real problem in the black community is the lack of whole black families".
With that being fair, racism doesn't see family, injustice doesn't mean that single parent homes cause rebellious children, or "thugs," which the media seems to love that word. There are plenty of people that come from single parent homes and turn out successful, and there are plenty of people from two parent households who turn into complete monsters like the Charleston shooter Dylann Roof ,who was taken to Burger King while in police custody.
More recently we have a presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who has said some unbelievably racists remarks about Mexicans recently, and in turn inspired two white males to beat up and pee on a homeless Latino man in Boston.
Two brothers Steve and Scott Leader were brought into custody and when asked why they did it, replied
"Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported".
When told about the story, Trump replied that the brothers are "passionate" about this country.
Once in custody, the brothers threatened the officers in the building and peed on them. If they were a black pair of brothers, there would be no hesitation with calling them thugs or criminals, and they most likely would not be alive right now.
This is an instance of white privilege.
One quote that I've read throughout the years is for there to be a great change, a death has to occur. But how many deaths are needed to occur before the problem is solved? How many people have to be harassed and treated unfairly simply based off the color of the skin?
The #BlackLivesMovement is not an anti-white movement, but an anti-police brutality movement.
Not all cops are bad, there are some great ones that truly help serve and give back to the community in various ways. However, like in every group, there are some people who do bad or negative things and we simple want to make our country a better place despite the color of your skin.
The movement is to bring a change in the world, to have it be a safe environment for everyone's children and slowly but surely the movement is working toward a better tomorrow.
So, despite what Fox reporter Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the #BlackLivesMatter movement is definitely not a hate group, we're just tired of the killings.