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ELI5: Why is it so controversial when someone says "All Lives Matter" instead of "Black Lives Matter"? : explainlikeimfive
Imagine that you're sitting down to dinner with your family, and while everyone else gets a serving of the meal, you don't get any. So you say "I should get my fair share." And as a direct response to this, your dad corrects you, saying, "everyone should get their fair share." Now, that's a wonderful sentiment -- indeed, everyone should, and that was kinda your point in the first place: that you should be a part of everyone, and you should get your fair share also. However, dad's smart-ass comment just dismissed you and didn't solve the problem that you still haven't gotten any!

The problem is that the statement "I should get my fair share" had an implicit "too" at the end: "I should get my fair share, too, just like everyone else." But your dad's response treated your statement as though you meant "only I should get my fair share", which clearly was not your intention. As a result, his statement that "everyone should get their fair share," while true, only served to ignore the problem you were trying to point out.

That's the situation of the "black lives matter" movement. Culture, laws, the arts, religion, and everyone else repeatedly suggest that all lives should matter. Clearly, that message already abounds in our society.
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13 days ago by gpe
Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee -
After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former N.F.L. player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest. We chose to kneel because it’s a respectful gesture. I remember thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy.

It baffles me that our protest is still being misconstrued as disrespectful to the country, flag and military personnel. We chose it because it’s exactly the opposite. It has always been my understanding that the brave men and women who fought and died for our country did so to ensure that we could live in a fair and free society, which includes the right to speak out in protest.
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21 days ago by Quercki
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Trump praises NASCAR for not supporting protests, so the sport's most popular driver tweets his support.
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21 days ago by andriak
Vigil for Keith Lamont Scott & Justin Carr.
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26 days ago by andriak
Protests in Central West End Met with Teargas and Massive Police Presence | News Blog
the streets had almost entirely cleared, except for cops firing pepper balls at stragglers from the protest. One officer — "a little dude" — was "just randomly firing at people, and when they would call him out on it, he would fire again," he says.

"It made no sense," Sommers adds. "There was no rhyme or reason to it. It was not based on any escalation or perceived escalation of events."

He says police launched a tear gas canister at his restaurant and shot a man nearby with a pepper ball as he watched.

"Awful day for St. Louis," Sommers says.
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28 days ago by Quercki
The reality of police violence in the US
The reality is that, even if you look at every type of police violence and not just cases in which it proved lethal, police violence against black people is overwhelmingly rare. Of course, it’s not as rare as being struck by lightning, but it’s still rare enough to make the amount of attention this issue gets and the hyperbolic statements it prompts completely irrational.
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29 days ago by HispanicPundit
RT : Just in case you missed it, & I assembled this handy moment to explain why Arrow & do not mix.
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5 weeks ago by zvi
Even Racists Got the Blues
racist tries to make a "Blue Lives Matter" tee shirt as gaeilge, accidentally writes "Black Lives Matter" instead. perfect
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5 weeks ago by jm
RT : Fox claiming BLM nowhere to be found. Took me 2 seconds to find this story about bringing food to Houston…
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5 weeks ago by kaitlen
Fox claiming BLM nowhere to be found. Took me 2 seconds to find this story about bringing food to Houston…
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5 weeks ago by girma

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