If the well known Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was run by young, rich, beautiful white girls, maybe something progressive actually would have been done by now.
However, that is not the case, and it will never be the case. The cold, hard reality is as long as there are any black people involved in the BLM movement, there will always be people who have a problem with it.
For years on end, protesters that are part of the Black Lives Matter movement have been arrested, beat, hosed down, shot, and even tragically killed. All just because they happen to believe that black people are equal to their white counterparts. Tragic.
Anyone who has paid even one iota of attention to any of the protests within the years know that there is virtually nothing that anyone can do to make the racists see reason. They will always find a way to defend those who have killed or harmed others. To them, they are in the right, and will always be in the right if there is someone who they deem less than them involved.
From excuses like "I thought they had a weapon" to things like "they started approaching me", there is just absolutely no way that they can ever just be racist. There is always a reason, and that reason is sadly always backed by thousands who live in that same mindset.
The BLM protests and the movement as a whole is nothing to take lightly. It is not easy. It is not a joke.
According to a new, tasteless ad sponsored by Pepsi, it is. Model Kendall Jenner is seen at the beginning of the commercial, seemingly in the middle of a photo shoot when she sees a large group of protesters walking by. She stops in the middle of the shoot, takes off her blonde wig and hands it to a black woman, then proceeds to seemingly end the entire protest by giving a white male police officer a can of Pepsi.
Its just that easy.
Needless to say, there have been many different reactions to this commercial. Many people, mainly POC, are extremely upset about the way that the BLM movement and others like it are made light by people who have never, and will never, experience the daily struggles and situations that POC face.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are people, mainly white, who are claiming that people who have a problem with this ad only ever look for the negative in things happening in the media.
Many are claiming that it is not racially charged, or with racial undertones, saying that the commercial includes people from all walks of life. They are missing the point.
Although the commercial does in fact have a decent amount of diversity embedded into its content, it is the overall message that it is portraying: protests are easy to resolve. If they are resolved between a white woman and a white man.
This is not the truth and has never been correct as long as people have been protesting.
The lack of respect that POC get for the issues that only they ever face is disgusting and sadly, very common. Society as a whole really needs to up their game and learn what is right to do, and what is wrong.