#7 All lives matter
“Black Lives Matter” gave rise to “All Lives Matter.” This catchphrase and social movement was created in opposition to the racism and brutality that has always been directed at Black people, both historically and currently.
Some people saw the Black Lives Matter slogan as confrontational and controversial when it first appeared. Other races were interpreted as being excluded. In response, the slogan “all lives matter” emerged, allegedly arguing that since we are all humans, all lives are equal.
Black Lives Matter, however, was not meant to imply that other lives are not important. Black Lives Matter merely acknowledges that Black lives matter in a society where Black people are stigmatized, marginalized, and subject to discrimination.
Using the phrase “All lives matter” gives the impression that you’re not paying attention, or even worse, that you don’t care.