Of Course “All Lives Matter” and that is the point of “Black Lives Matter”. I get so tired of people viewing the “Black Lives Matter” movement with narrowed or accusatory eyes. To say that “Black Lives Matter is not to negate that White, Brown, or Yellow lives matter.
Actor Jessie Williams said it best, “What we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday.”
That’s what “Black Lives Matter” is about. Its purpose is to focus attention on the perpetual inequalities that exist in the United States (and presumably other countries since it has exploded all over the world).
Black Lives are disproportionately taken for inanely stupid things like traffic stops. You may say that they should have cooperated with the police, but I say even when they do, some end up dead.
I’ve seen non-black detainees hit cops, curse at them, spit on them, and still be given the benefit of the doubt because they were drunk. These people live to drive away.
To argue the importance of this movement or to say it shouldn’t exist because “All Lives Matter” is missing the point.
I’m not political, but please STOP with this “All Lives Matter” retort. It makes you seem ignorant and petty—almost as if abused people can’t get attention for their suffering without you wanting to take even that away?
Watch this video by Jane Elliot and then tell me if you don’t agree with “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. The video so aptly captures the plight of Black America.