BLACK LIVES MATTER- IT STARTS WITH YOU

Lsandra
Posted August 5, 2020 from Uganda

I want to thank all the women on this platform and worldwide for the support of the Black Lives Matter Campaign. I will speak for my country Uganda that all lives matter. Uganda is populated by so many ethnic groups country wide. The English Language and Religion help unite the many groups of people, who come together in the  capital city of Kampala. Having many different ethnic groups our parents train us tribalism from childhood by not allowing us associate with certain groups and it builds until the marriage stage. So many marriages have not been approved by parents because of loving someone of a different tribe. If we fellow blacks do not love each other why do we accept the whites to love us. It all starts from you. If you are segregative in tribe or religion what you are sowing is you what you will reap and the circle continues. Fellow blacks lets love our selves, lets teach our children to love across and this world will be a better place for us all to  live in.   

This story was submitted in response to Black Lives Matter.

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Andrace
Aug 05, 2020
Aug 05, 2020

Thank you LSandra, for reminding us about this. I agree with you. It begins with us. When we spread love to one another, the ripple effect would more easily be felt globally.

Keep writing and winning. Yes, we can!:)

Nini Mappo
Aug 05, 2020
Aug 05, 2020

Indeed LSandra, racism and tribalism are attitudes of the heart and often instilled within the home and how we parent our children can change the tide. Thank you for pointing us to the power in that.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Aug 06, 2020
Aug 06, 2020

Hello, Sandra,

How are you doing? Each life matters. We all have the right to be here. I love this, sis, "If we fellow blacks do not love each other why do we accept the whites to love us."

So powerful. Yes, it's all starts from us. Thanks for sharing.

Please continue to write more!

Chi8629
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

Thank you for sharing Sister

Millynairi
Aug 23, 2020
Aug 23, 2020

Dear Lsandra,
I agree with you 100% that ALL LIVES MATTER. It all starts with us loving each other, then we can expect to be loved by others. You are also right that so many marriages have not been approved by parents and sometimes these parents do not even have valid reasons for not approving these marriages.. I personally had a very rough time with my late dad when I went home and told him I wanted to get married to a man from a tribe he least expected. Thank God for my late mom, (God bless her soul) and her friend who stood by my side and convinced dad to allow me. Dad didn't have a valid reason at all, only that he feared I was crossing boarders to a very far place and wasn't sure what would happen to me. Long story short, after mom and her friends convinced him, he allowed me and after many years of us staying together, my hubby became dad's favourite.

Rahmana Karuna
Jun 26, 2021
Jun 26, 2021

so sad how humans behave with such heavy energy. thank you for sharing this. This information brings to memory a documentary i just watched regarding interracial marriage laws in usa. though laws change, beliefs do not always follow :-(
"1967
Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U.S. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation state laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize interracial marriage at much earlier dates."