Big E supported the Black Lives Matter movement recently by educating his followers who might not understand why people are so angry.
While walking fans through a lesson in American history, Big E mentioned the 1921 Black Wall Street massacre, the LA crack epidemic, and more instances of injustice in the black community throughout American history.
George Floyd’s death was the spark that caused a nation to cry out for change, but it definitely wasn’t the first event to make people feel this way.
If you can’t fathom why people are so angry, learn about the 1921 Black Wall Street massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Look into the prison-industrial complex & the disproportionate imprisonment of black and brown people.
Research COINTELPRO and the LA crack epidemic.
Look into the 1985 police bombing of a Philadelphia neighborhood.
Know that this is the tip of the iceberg
Imagine being accused of a non-violent crime and being restrained by a man who vowed to protect & serve pressing his knee into your neck until you breathe your last breath.
Imagine the countless stories of conviction-less trials or no trial at all.
Imagine a justice system that tells you time and time again your life and the life of people that look like you is of little to no value.
Ronda Rousey also spoke out on the subject. She called for complete police reform from the inside. Rousey also said that civilian oversight is imperative to create that change.
Hopefully, Big E was able to clear things up for anyone who is still having trouble figuring out why so many Americans are protesting the current system.