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Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 


A valid question. But continually emphasizing the "differences" based on skin color is not the answer. And, germane to this topic, calling someone who says "All lives matter" a racist is ridiculous.


Nope, it's not ridiculous at all and you know it.


No, I don't know it. But it does appear that your peculiar version of racism makes the statement "All lives matter" to be "racist".

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@rk9152 wrote:

@NerdyMom wrote:

Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 


A valid question. But continually emphasizing the "differences" based on skin color is not the answer. And, germane to this topic, calling someone who says "All lives matter" a racist is ridiculous.


Nope, it's not ridiculous at all and you know it.


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@NerdyMom wrote:

Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 


A valid question. But continually emphasizing the "differences" based on skin color is not the answer. And, germane to this topic, calling someone who says "All lives matter" a racist is ridiculous.

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It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.


Anyone in America who feels the need to grind on this point clearly needs to take a few moments for introspection, & seriously - with intention to get to the root of their personal issue - ask themselves what is the issue within themselves. In this way, this person feeling this as an important issue has the possibility to come to some very important self-understanding. 

I see now that there is a sense of inferiority / insecurity on the part of some white males in America and elsewhere that does not appear to be based on any statistical fact over time. 

As caucasian men have formally been in control of power & resources in this country for most of the history of the nation, I find this curious.

Yes, there are women & non-caucasians in the workforce. Yes, there is more $$$ in the hands of baby boomer WOMEN now than ever before. Yes, things have changed. 
Why not see this as more opportunity for more of us?

Opportunity is not limited, finite.

We can ALL use our creativity, skills, and step up together. 

 

 

 


Strange - feeling that people are people is projected as "inferiority complex".

 

The left is truly strange.


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@NerdyMom wrote:

Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 


Agree 100%. 

It is said because it needs to be said.

Those beating the banner about All Lives Matter is just playing an old racist game under a current tag.

 

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Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:


 

It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.


Anyone in America who feels the need to grind on this point clearly needs to take a few moments for introspection, & seriously - with intention to get to the root of their personal issue - ask themselves what is the issue within themselves. In this way, this person feeling this as an important issue has the possibility to come to some very important self-understanding. 

I see now that there is a sense of inferiority / insecurity on the part of some white males in America and elsewhere that does not appear to be based on any statistical fact over time. 

As caucasian men have formally been in control of power & resources in this country for most of the history of the nation, I find this curious.

Yes, there are women & non-caucasians in the workforce. Yes, there is more $$$ in the hands of baby boomer WOMEN now than ever before. Yes, things have changed. 
Why not see this as more opportunity for more of us?

Opportunity is not limited, finite.

We can ALL use our creativity, skills, and step up together. 

 

 

 


Strange - feeling that people are people is projected as "inferiority complex".

 

The left is truly strange.


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@patriciah559514 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:


 

It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.


Anyone in America who feels the need to grind on this point clearly needs to take a few moments for introspection, & seriously - with intention to get to the root of their personal issue - ask themselves what is the issue within themselves. In this way, this person feeling this as an important issue has the possibility to come to some very important self-understanding. 

I see now that there is a sense of inferiority / insecurity on the part of some white males in America and elsewhere that does not appear to be based on any statistical fact over time. 

As caucasian men have formally been in control of power & resources in this country for most of the history of the nation, I find this curious.

Yes, there are women & non-caucasians in the workforce. Yes, there is more $$$ in the hands of baby boomer WOMEN now than ever before. Yes, things have changed. 
Why not see this as more opportunity for more of us?

Opportunity is not limited, finite.

We can ALL use our creativity, skills, and step up together. 

 

 

 


Strange - feeling that people are people is projected as "inferiority complex".

 

The left is truly strange.

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The obvious intent of Black Lives Matter isto call attention to the murderous brutality inflicted by Police on the Black community.

 

The obvious intent of "All Lives Matter" is to deminish the reality of Police Brutality being inflected almost exclusively on the Black community, thereby denying the seriousness of the situation and removing the urgency for change. In short, it's another Republican scheme to keep Blacks in their place by working to ensure Police can continue to brutalize them by masking the brutality BLM works to expose.


scout - do you believe that all lives matter?

 

As to your offensive claim about Republicans wanting to keep blacks "in their place" - is that the issue when the police in Detroit, Chicago, etc. shoot a black person?


All lives matter. 

Black lives are taken by violent actions of police in a much higher rate than white lives. Please simply google and look for yourself. This is a statistical fact over time.

[Why taunt other posters?

Why label comments by others as 'offensive claims'?]

The current GOP has almost created a caricature of itself with the Breitbart, White Supremacy, NAZI commentary of Bannon, Trump, Stephen Miller and others. We all understand this is not the only voice of the GOP.

Black Lives Matter is a movement designed to bring focus and attention to actual social justice issues. When you google to learn about the crime stats, take the time to check the stats since Jan 21, 2017.

And, if you truly believe the comments you make, take time to get to know some black people. 

Branch out. 

History will not reflect well on this moment in time.

White people - especially white men - have had exponentially more opportunities for happy safe productive lives than others in America. That's a fact. 

Jump into 2017!  The water's nice. 

 

 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

The obvious intent of Black Lives Matter isto call attention to the murderous brutality inflicted by Police on the Black community.

 

The obvious intent of "All Lives Matter" is to deminish the reality of Police Brutality being inflected almost exclusively on the Black community, thereby denying the seriousness of the situation and removing the urgency for change. In short, it's another Republican scheme to keep Blacks in their place by working to ensure Police can continue to brutalize them by masking the brutality BLM works to expose.


scout - do you believe that all lives matter?

 

As to your offensive claim about Republicans wanting to keep blacks "in their place" - is that the issue when the police in Detroit, Chicago, etc. shoot a black person?


 

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