Apparently, "#AllLivesMatter" is racist and has been since October

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  1. thermodynamic Suspended

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    (not as in "human race" but against black people :rolleyes: )

    Spin (with obvious retorts) can be found here:

    http://www.relevantmagazine.com/current/nation/problem-saying-all-lives-matter

    and here, which is a lot more provocative with its immediate condescending:

    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/7/07/its-time-you-realize-alllivesmatter-racist

    No, nothing is trivialized by "#AllLivesMatter". On the contrary, it opens us all up to more lives than just one. All lives and the individual issues therein, and hinting at societal platitudes, decorum, and compromises. That is also democracy to its logical conclusion. But not trivializing and I reject some of the spin and allusions made in those articles. (The one about "God Bless the World" should be obvious, yet still loaded.)

    Want trivialization? Saying "#NoLivesMatter" is what truly trivializes.
     
  2. bent christian Suspended

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    Going for the free spot right out of the gate is bad form. Let's see what else you have.

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  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Amazing how many people just don't get it.
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I don't think everyone who uses "all lives matter" is inherently racist, but they're definitely extremely dense if they don't understand the context of the "#blacklivesmatter" argument.

    The original movement started as "black lives matter too".
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    #AllLivesMatter suggests that all races are on an equal playing field when it comes to bias, stereotypes, and injustice. Which is absolutely NOT true.

    Also, lets be real, #AllLivesMatter became a hashtag and phrase to undermine the activist group #BlackLivesMatter. To think otherwise, your only fooling yourself.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The problem is many of those who state #AllLivesMatter are full of **** as they believe blue lives matter more than black lives.
     
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  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I support war, torture, the death penalty and oppose universal healthcare. #AllLivesMatter yo.
     

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