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Sun Jul 19, 2015, 12:22 PM

1. The problem with #AllLivesMatter is that it's an attempt to stop conversation about race

It is time we, as a nation, have a real conversation. We need to discuss institutionalized racism. The #AllLivesMatter campaign isnít about having that discussion. Itís about not having that discussion.

The #AllLivesMatter campaign is narcissistic and blind. Itís about inserting oneís own agenda. Case in point, this Blaze columnist who made it about abortion. Yes, really.

This particular fight is about one thing and one thing only. Itís about the fact that unarmed black men are being killed by the people who are supposed to protect them. Itís about the fact that to society, black people are far more disposable. Young black people are treated as convicts-in-waiting. These facts are a societal sickness and to treat that sickness would be to help save white lives as well.

Maybe white people would be a bit more understanding if the campaign was #BlackLivesMatterAsMuchAsWhiteLives, but thatís hardly pithy. Really, though, thatís all black people are saying. Their lives are as important as white lives and if you want to shut down that discussion, we will never grow as a country and people of all races will continue to die unnecessarily.


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