“No, we’re saying stop killing us!” It’s shameful when an African American leader has to reiterate this on national television to a former Attorney General of Virginia. Why is it so hard to compute the concept that black lives matter? No one is saying that black lives matter more than White lives, or Latino lives, or Asian lives. What we are saying is that Black Lives matter as well.
The visceral actions of police departments across the country seemingly contradict these facts and that is the entire purpose of the movement in the first place. The “Black lives matter” movement is not a wedge issue. It is a point of clarification that stands in contrast to present day actions.
We have to find a way to move beyond the myopic lens that Republicans perpetuate where individuals are subjected to police aggression because of their skin color.
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