The year 2020 has been a difficult one for people all over the world due to the restrictions inflicted due to the government sanctions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the early part of the 2020, many people in the United States were locked in their homes and certain entities were given “essential” status in terms of work. This has caused a lot of frustration and pent up tension as people started to feel the months on end build up of lack of employment and fears of catching the covid-19 virus.
Coincidentally, 2020 is also a pivotal year in the United States as the elections are coming up later in the fall. The country is definitely divided in their opinions of their President, former reality television star, Donald Trump. The terrible history racism in the United States and its racial inequality since the days of slavery has raised its ugly head once again after George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police.
A movement that got started a few years ago has taken front seat in an uprising for racial equality as in the last few weeks there have been protests not only in the USA, but all across the globe. There are just as much differing opinions on “Black Lives Matter” as there is for the President Donald Trump.
The Democratic party has given their support to the Black Lives Matter organization in an attempt to correct the wrongs of former President Bill Clinton in the 1990’s. The three strikes you’re out ruling caused a generation of black men and women to be incarcerated for long stretches of time for minor crimes which has left the communities devastated.
Our contemporary minds have gotten together to discuss whether or not Black Lives Matter is helping the cause or hurting it. What is the real purpose of the movement and will its long term plans be for the betterment of black people all over the world as the organization has become worldwide. Dane Calloway gives an opinion piece on what he believes he could solve our issues within the 30 minute video below.
March Lamont makes an appearance on Republican Candace Owens platform to also discuss race and whether or not “Black Lives Matter” is a positive or negative in the African American community or United States at large.
The perspectives from the two platforms above gives food for thought and also raises more questions on where all of this current chaos and drama is heading to later in the year as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden bide for the leadership of the United States. It seems that there is a lot hanging on the future in 2020 and that maybe the first half as crazy as it has been, may be just a warm up for the heat that is coming down in the fall.