Since day one, I have been a staunch supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. It is with great sadness that I recently learned [somewhat late], of issues placed in their platform that has led me to the conclusion that, in good conscience, I can no longer fully endorse them.
The Civil Rights Movement, for many African-Americans, is not finished. For many minorities, there is a continuing, ongoing struggle for opportunity and equal rights. The most monumental period in the Civil Rights Movement was between 1954 and 1968. This was the time of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, the men and women who knew something must be done. That things had to change. These people knew that their struggles were not just.