Stop explaining why black lives matter

Tonisha C.,
Jonesboro, GA.

All lives didn’t matter until black lives mattered. This response is no mistake. It is intended to be dismissive of the perils faced by people of color. It is humiliating and degrading to have to explain why black lives matter. It is a waste of time to explain, time and time again, that there is an implicit “too” at the end of Black Lives Matter. There is no need for the colorful language, reducing the plight of people of color to plates of food in a restaurant. It is not rocket science.

 

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