Pictures of Different Protests Show Exactly What White Privilege Looks Like | 22 Words

While some people are out fighting for their basic human rights, others are out fighting for their haircuts. No, I'm being serious. These photographs are a real eyeopener as we see evidence of the division in our country, some referring to the evidence as an obvious of how destructive white privilege can be. They will alternate between Anti-Lockdown Protests and Black Lives Matter ones.

Keep scrolling to see the disturbing shots...

1. "This is a mind control device."

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You know what is truly a "mind-control device?" Systematic racism that tells you you're better than a whole other race because of your skin color. How about that for a sign?

2. "White people must do more."

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There have been a few misunderstandings about white privilege that if you acknowledge it, it is "anti-white." But it's not. It's just recognizing that society is built to favor the color of your skin.

3. "Stop crying wolf!"

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Well, we all know how that story ends. Don't blame health officials if we all continue to suffer during this pandemic.

4. "Racism is a public health emergency."

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Facts.

5. "Free to breathe God's air."

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Everyone is. If you weren't, you'd be dead.

6. "I can't breathe."

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While some people are begging to breathe the air you have the freedom to.

7. "Give me back my future."

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If you catch the virus, you won't have a future but go off sis.

8. "Stop killing us."

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While other people are literally fighting for their lives. They can't even see a future for them.

9. "Freedom is not safe but it is essential."

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Can someone explain this one to me, please?

10. "400 years, stop killing us."

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Imagine not having freedom for over 400 years. And you can't handle 4 months for your own good?

11. "Free my hair."

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No one wants to see that s***.

12. George Floyd's family.

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Some people are mourning their outgrown hair, while others are mourning the loss of their family members.

13. "The new symbol of tyranny."

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Oh really?

14. This is what tyranny looks like.

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Churches up and down the country have condemned the President's actions after seeing pictures of him with a Bible after threatening protestors.

15. Tweets.

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It doesn't take a genius to see how this man works.

16. Arrested.

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Thousands and thousands of protestors have been arrested and detained for protesting for basic human rights.

17. "Give me liberty or give me death."

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While some people have the privilege of asking for death, others are murdered in the streets.

18. "I want my boys to live."

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Why should black mothers have to be scared to let their children out of the house in case they run into a racist?

19. "Selfish and proud."

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Are these American values now? Imagine the privilege one must have to be able to do this.

20. "It's a white man's world."

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Where's the lie, though?

21. "I want my life back."

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At least you can ask, little guy. Black lives are forcibly taken from the world by the system.

22. "White silence is violence."

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These unlawful killings have been allowed to go on for so long because of white silence and white privilege.

23. "Please let us fish."

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Um... okay but stop acting like fishing is a human right.

24. "Say their name."

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These are just a few of the names that have been murdered by the police and 90% of the killers are roaming our streets freely.

25. "Help, help, I'm being repressed."

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Wow. Just wow.

26. Emotional moments.

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This photograph of a protestor sobbing while hugging a police officer makes my heart ache.

27. "Heil Witmer."

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Imagine conflating the swastika and the American flag? Disgusting behavior. Only white people could get away with s*** like this.

28. "Use your white privilege to dismantle the system."

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Our system was purposefully built to oppress black people and POC. It needs re-forming.

29. Peaceful Arrest.

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This woman was arrested peacefully for refusing to leave a car park during a demonstration against the North Carolina lockdown at the North Carolina State Legislature in Raleigh...

30. Attacked.

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While this woman was attacked and slammed to her car after twerking in front of it during protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Yep, twerking is such a serious crime.

31. "Open the strip clubs."

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This man is clearly fighting for another set of human rights I probably don't know about. Shameful.

32. "No justice. No peace."

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While others are out fighting for the justice of their black communities. No one is above the law. No one.

33. Public haircuts.

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During a medical pandemic, some people were desperate for haircuts that they went out to public places to cut each others' hair as a means of "protesting" the lockdown. What a great way to transfer germs.

34. Social Distancing protest.

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The anti-lockdown movement wishes it could be as strong-willed as the Black Lives Matter movement.

35. Essentials?

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White privilege at it's finest. Imagine how depressed you would be if a member of your family was murdered right in front of your eyes and people claim it to be acceptable behavior.

36. Abused.

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Imagine how depressed you'd be if you were out fighting for basic human rights and you were pelted with dangerous rubber bullets and tear gas. Imagine the pain of not being able to see as you pour milk over your eyes, hoping the burning sensation stops. Imagine how depressed you'd be, Karen.

37. Stylist or doctor?

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The least you could do is make it make sense, people!

38. The National Guard.

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Where was the National Guard when a bunch of anti-lockdown protestors turned up with guns and threatened to shoot if they didn't get their "freedom?"

39. "Open the damn salons."

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Can someone please listen to this woman, her hair is an actual mess.

40. Is it a crime to be black?

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In our society, clearly it is.

41. White/Black man.

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Imagine this was a black man... These police officers aren't even armed like the next set are...

42. Result.

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Look at this. It's absurd! The NYPD is crazy.

43. Armed.

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This is not a problem...

44. Taking the knee.

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But this is?

We all deserve our basic human rights.

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Let's hope our world can find it in their hearts to promote peace and justice for innocent lives.