Next Time Someone Says 'All Lives Matter' In Response To Black Lives Matter, Show Them This.

Next Time Someone Says 'All Lives Matter' In Response To Black Lives Matter, Show Them This.

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.

The problem is that, in practice, the world doesn't work the way. You see the film Nightcrawler? You know the part where Renee Russo tells Jake Gyllenhal that she doesn't want footage of a black or latino person dying, she wants news stories about affluent white people being killed?

That's not made up out of whole cloth -- there is a news bias toward stories that the majority of the audience (who are white) can identify with.


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