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The problem is “All Lives Matter” is that it ignores context. Like the 911 operator who doesn’t understand why you’re worried about your own house. Or, as The Daily Beast’s Arthur Chu says, like someone who “runs through a cancer fundraiser screaming ‘THERE ARE OTHER DISEASES TOO.’” The context of “Black Lives Matter” is not that other lives don’t. The context of “Black Lives Matter” is that the value of black lives remains under assault in the United States.
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It is not hate speech to say all lives matter. It is hate speech to try and exchange it and replace black lives matter. Both movements have their place.
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The problem is “All Lives Matter” is that it ignores context. Like the 911 operator who doesn’t understand why you’re worried about your own house. Or, as The Daily Beast’s Arthur Chu says, like someone who “runs through a cancer fundraiser screaming ‘THERE ARE OTHER DISEASES TOO.’” The context of “Black Lives Matter” is not that other lives don’t. The context of “Black Lives Matter” is that the value of black lives remains under assault in the United States.
We need more people like you in this world. People who really understand what is going on. I do think that both of them are ran by people who more than likely don't care about any lives of their own, but that is another conversation.
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It is not hate speech to save all lives matter. Black lives matter the movement is not racist either. We must be able to look at this from both standpoints. No matter what numbers you want to assign to police violence black men have been getting killed unarmed for no reason. I would support white lives matter and spanish lives matter and russian lives matter. I would support them all.
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Hate Speech? Any speech that is trying to help any set of people live a better life is not hate speech. All lives matter incorporates black lives matter so they should stand side by side. When people are looking for reasons to fight they will take anything and run with it. How the hell can this be hate speech. SMH
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See, “Black Lives Matter“ is trying to highlight that there is demonstrable evidence that black lives matter less than white lives to the criminal justice system (and the American government as a whole).

Trying to communicate this to you is tricky. Because of this very system, you haven’t been exposed to this sociocultural divide. You haven’t had to witness firsthand the different forms it takes. You literally do not see the disparity in how your racial group is treated compared with others. You might not have noticed, for instance, the inherent biases of news media, such as the language used in coverage of different racial groups.
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