“Black Lives Matter” For whatever reason since the phrase was first invoked, there is a large population of people who miss the point and respond “All Lives Matter.” What is missing from their understanding, IMO, is when someone invokes the phrase “Black Lives Matter” they aren’t saying ONLY black lives have meaning but rather “Black Lives Matter TOO”. It is implied in the phrase and yet so many seem to miss the point.
Let’s say you are at a birthday party and everyone is served cake but you. You say “I want cake!!” First, you don’t have to say “I want cake too because clearly everyone else has cake.” Second, imagine the response is “Everyone wants cake”. Can you see how demeaning it is. All your friends are standing around enjoying the delicious confection and have a blind spot to the fact that you have been left out. But what is worse, is they shut you down when you bring up the injustice.
And just because you support the “Black Lives Matter” cause does NOT mean you are anti police. As Trevor Noah of the Daily Show clearly points out in this video, you can be Pro Black and Pro Police….and should be.
What do you think?