How do you feel about the Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter movement?
To me, when someone says “Yes, but all lives matter!” It’s like, ummm, no duh.
You’re stating the obvious. We clearly know all lives matter, but we can only focus on one issue at a time. When you say “All Lives Matter”, that’s true, but it jumbles the actual issues we’re trying to work out (the issues being that there are a lot more shootings against black people than white) get all jumbled up and then the problem never gets addressed.
It’s kind of like if you were to say, “Women’s rights matter,” and someone were to say “Men’s rights matter too!” It’s like yes, but men do not experience the same rights violations that women do, that is why I am specifically mentioning women’s rights.
Or if you were trying to save an endangered animal, so you said “Black Rhinos matter!” And someone comes and says, “Deer matter too!” You’d be like
“WTHeck, of course they do but they’re not the ones who are endangered!”
I know people have done terrible things in the name of the Black Lives Matter movement, but even before that I feel like it didn’t get much support from the white mainstream community.
|July 13, 2016 at 10:28|
I bet Jesus would have been part of #blacklivesmatter. I base this in His Sermon on the Mount, when he listed off different types of people who would be blessed. “Blessed are they who mourn” doesn’t mean “Tough luck for the people who don’t mourn,” “blessed are the persecuted” doesn’t mean “you won’t be blessed if you happen to be born in a country where you won’t be persecuted for your faith,” etc etc.
|July 14, 2016 at 09:33|
I TOALLY agree with both of you. I read this article a while ago, and you might be interested in it: http://fusion.net/story/170591/the-next-time-someone-says-all-lives-matter-show-them-these-5-paragraphs/
|July 15, 2016 at 13:59|
I’m pretty interested in politics and have heard definitely about the #BlackLivesMatter protests, etc. I think that maybe the black people involved are addressing the problem partly, but not entirely, wrong, as well as us: black lives don’t matter because police shoot more blacks than whites. Black lives matter simply because they’re people too. A major part of the problem that not many people mention or even realise is black people shooting other black people in relation to gangs and illegal activity. And what about abortion clinics? Black babies are dying there, too. There is way more to the problem than white cops shooting black people, which is what many people seem to focus on. We need to keep praying about this issue for sure.
|July 23, 2016 at 01:35|
I so agree with you! It annoys me to know end when people go “Wait but All Lives matter!”
And Justilean, I 100% agree that Jesus would be on this boat. I think he is already.
|July 23, 2016 at 18:28|
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.