- Joshua Britton
Updated: May 6, 2021
Correct me if I’m wrong, but, when we say Black Lives Matter, we are not saying that white lives do not, or even that white lives matter less. What we are saying is that black lives are mistreated far more than white lives are, and that they are even sometimes killed far too often because of the color of their skin. We are saying this needs to stop, now. There are an awful lot of defensive and insecure white people focusing on police rights, the rioting and violence, and other racial stereotypes that have been festering for centuries, which basically say that the burning of buildings is a more egregious offense than the killing of an innocent and unarmed black man by a police officer. And it detracts from the bigger, and quite frankly much more noble, cause of racial inequality. Please consider this next time you want to retort by typing blue lives matter, or want to praise a staged photo of Trump holding a bible.