Maybe You Should Care About Black People as Much As You Care About Cecil The Lion

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| July 29 2015,

06:10 am


    People all over America are in uproar about the murder of Cecil the lion.  Many called for repercussions to be brought against Minnesotan dentist, Walter James Palmer for reportedly legally paying $50,000 to kill a beloved Zimbabwean lion.  Jimmy Kimmel was moved to tears. Buzzfeed's Matt Stopera published an article titled: ‘Don’t forget that killing a lion is the most cowardly thing you can do.’  Many celebrities were outspoken in their calls for justice

https://twitter.com/ricky_martin/status/626150933542473728 https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/626087150786719744 https://twitter.com/MarleeMatlin/status/626176700309594112 https://twitter.com/paulwesley/status/626240629056667650 https://twitter.com/thekatiestevens/status/626182269883920384

There has never been this much coalescence over a case regarding police brutality.

https://twitter.com/LesIzMore/status/626147398885212160 https://twitter.com/KWestSavali/status/500051769838157824 https://twitter.com/Curvily/status/626205102471278593

Why does it take a Lion's murder to touch the hearts of white people?

Almost every day, a new video surfaces, showing Black bodies being physically and mentally terrorized by police officers. Instead of rallying together behind black people's civil and human rights violations, the majority of American people are quietly sympathetic or indifferent

Late last week, the FBI officially branded two animal rights activists as 'domestic terrorists.' No doubt their crimes were in defiance of the deplorable health standards animals are forced to endure under. But, why were these two animal activists labeled as terrorists and Dylan Roof, a killer who explicitly insisted that his actions were to begin a race war, was not? Why is targeting an organization dedicated to the production of food considered terrorism while targeting an entire group of people based on the color of their skin not considered terrorism? This is a denial of humanity
These words of indictment are not intended for the core tenants of the animal rights and vegan activists' movement. Instead, they are for those who remain outspoken for a lion while refusing to vocally advocate for the humanity and sustenance of Black people.  

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