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Why you should stop saying “All lives matter,” explained by German Lopez

14th September 2022|Article

“It’s a common conversation these days: One person says, “Black lives matter.” Then another responds, “No, all lives matter.”

It’s also a complete misunderstanding of what the phrase “Black lives matter” means. The person on the receiving end interprets the phrase as “Black lives matter more than any other lives.”

But the point of Black Lives Matter isn’t to suggest that Black lives should be or are more important than all other lives. Instead, it’s simply pointing out that Black people’s lives are relatively undervalued in the US — and more likely to be ended by police — and the country needs to recognize that inequity to bring an end to it.”

Find out why we should all stop saying “All lives matter,” explained nine different ways in this blog by German Lopez.

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