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."
via: Getty ImagesYou 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."
via: Getty ImagesThere 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!"
via: Getty ImagesWell, 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."
via: Getty ImagesFacts.
5. "Free to breathe God's air."
via: Getty ImagesEveryone is. If you weren't, you'd be dead.
6. "I can't breathe."
via: Getty ImagesWhile some people are begging to breathe the air you have the freedom to.
7. "Give me back my future."
via: Getty ImagesIf you catch the virus, you won't have a future but go off sis.
8. "Stop killing us."
via: Getty ImagesWhile 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."
via: Getty ImagesCan someone explain this one to me, please?
10. "400 years, stop killing us."
via: Getty ImagesImagine not having freedom for over 400 years. And you can't handle 4 months for your own good?
11. "Free my hair."
via: Getty ImagesNo one wants to see that s***.
12. George Floyd's family.
via: Getty ImagesSome people are mourning their outgrown hair, while others are mourning the loss of their family members.
13. "The new symbol of tyranny."
via: Getty ImagesOh really?
14. This is what tyranny looks like.
via: Getty ImagesChurches up and down the country have condemned the President's actions after seeing pictures of him with a Bible after threatening protestors.
via: TwitterIt doesn't take a genius to see how this man works.
via: Getty ImagesThousands and thousands of protestors have been arrested and detained for protesting for basic human rights.
17. "Give me liberty or give me death."
via: Getty ImagesWhile some people have the privilege of asking for death, others are murdered in the streets.
18. "I want my boys to live."
via: Getty ImagesWhy 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."
via: Getty ImagesAre these American values now? Imagine the privilege one must have to be able to do this.
20. "It's a white man's world."
via: Getty ImagesWhere's the lie, though?
21. "I want my life back."
via: Getty ImagesAt least you can ask, little guy. Black lives are forcibly taken from the world by the system.
22. "White silence is violence."
via: Getty ImagesThese unlawful killings have been allowed to go on for so long because of white silence and white privilege.
23. "Please let us fish."
via: Getty ImagesUm... okay but stop acting like fishing is a human right.
24. "Say their name."
via: Getty ImagesThese 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."
via: Getty ImagesWow. Just wow.
26. Emotional moments.
via: Getty ImagesThis photograph of a protestor sobbing while hugging a police officer makes my heart ache.
27. "Heil Witmer."
via: Getty ImagesImagine 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."
via: Getty ImagesOur system was purposefully built to oppress black people and POC. It needs re-forming.
29. Peaceful Arrest.
via: Getty ImagesThis 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...
via: Getty ImagesWhile 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."
via: Getty ImagesThis man is clearly fighting for another set of human rights I probably don't know about. Shameful.
32. "No justice. No peace."
via: Getty ImagesWhile others are out fighting for the justice of their black communities. No one is above the law. No one.
33. Public haircuts.
via: Getty ImagesDuring 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.
via: Getty ImagesThe anti-lockdown movement wishes it could be as strong-willed as the Black Lives Matter movement.
via: Getty ImagesWhite 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.
via: Getty ImagesImagine 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?
via: Getty ImagesThe least you could do is make it make sense, people!
38. The National Guard.
via: Getty ImagesWhere 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."
via: Getty ImagesCan someone please listen to this woman, her hair is an actual mess.
40. Is it a crime to be black?
via: Getty ImagesIn our society, clearly it is.
41. White/Black man.
via: Getty ImagesImagine this was a black man... These police officers aren't even armed like the next set are...
via: Getty ImagesLook at this. It's absurd! The NYPD is crazy.
via: Getty ImagesThis is not a problem...
44. Taking the knee.
via: Getty ImagesBut this is?
We all deserve our basic human rights.
via: Getty ImagesLet's hope our world can find it in their hearts to promote peace and justice for innocent lives.