Do people who change #BlackLivesMatter to #AllLivesMatter run thru a cancer fundraiser going "THERE ARE OTHER DISEASES TOO"— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) November 27, 2014
WTF is the impulse behind changing #BlackLivesMatter to #AllLivesMatter. Do you crash strangers' funerals shouting I TOO HAVE FELT LOSS— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) November 27, 2014
Here's the pointYes, all lives do matter. However, if you cannot acknowledge why the #BlackLivesMatter movement exists, YOU are why it exists. The day that everyone1 understands, appreciates, and supports the #BlackLivesMatter movement is the day that the movement will no longer be required.
Remember that the next time you #AllLivesMatter.
UPDATE: DallasI initially posted this before much was known about what happened in Dallas, TX. Now that the horrific details are starting to come in, I want to add this:
While I am someone who adamantly supports the existence and validity of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the virulent...Posted by Isaiah Schultz on Friday, July 8, 2016
1: This is not to say that we should turn against and revoke our support for the brave men and women putting their lives on the line to enforce the law, protect our rights, and provide our safety. I'll borrow some wise words from Jon Stewart to summarize: "You can have great regard for law enforcement and still want them to be held to high standards...Those two ideas are not mutually exclusive."
Credit to The Advocate for the compiling the source quotes. It's some good stuff, I just wanted to present it differently.