Oh, Breezy. “Why’d it have to end this way?”
Chris Brown took to the tweets in the wee hours of the morning to say that the Black, male “stereotype” is something to be proud of, and he wants everyone to know that #AllLifeMatters.
Just in case he deletes the tweets once common sense pays him a visit, see the screenshot below:
Here’s the thing: Society does care about the “Black male stereotype,” because holding up Black men as violent, angry, lazy and shiftless benefits white supremacy, encourages racial profiling and keeps the Prison Industrial Complex in business.
Brown, of all people, should know this.
Then, there’s #AllLifeMatters.
Who is he trying to score points with? The same people he claims don’t “give a f*ck” about Black people?
How does that make any sense at all?
Oh, that’s right. It doesn’t.
We’re sure Breezy means well. Struggle and pain are both things to which anyone can relate. Yes, speaking for marginalized groups is important.
But in a tense, racially charged, political climate where #BlackLivesMatter is being called a hate group and speaking up for the very group he claims to represent means being called racist by those who wish Black folks would just shut-up and have several seats — at the back of the bus, as a Black man, not a “stereotype,” he should be more aware of his word choices, the weight they carry and the message they send.