The Difference between #BlackLivesMatter & #AllLivesMatter

July 13, 2016

There’s a strong support for #BlackLivesMatter but there are a lot of people screaming back that #AllLivesMatter.  Duh!?  Yes all lives matter but there are some lives that need a little more support.  I must admit, a few years ago after the Travon Martin case, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with saying All Lives Matter.  Actually, there’s nothing wrong with saying it, just don’t say it in response to Black Lives Matter, umkay?  After deep conversations with a friend, I was like “Oooohh”.  I’m going to try and help you get it if you’re still confused.blacklivesmatter

  • All children matter but what about the one’s fighting cancer, abused, and hungry?
  • All women matter but what about women battling breast cancer?
  • All babies matter but what about premature babies?
  • All women matter but what about women being abused?
  • All men matter but what about the men being murdered at the hands of bad cops?

Basically, if you can support Susan G Komen, you can support Black Lives Matter. The Black Lives Matter movement is to encourage change and hold bad cops accountable for their actions.  How many more videos do we need to see of black men being killed unjustly at the hands of bad cops.  Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean Police Lives Don’t Matter.  I truly believe that majority of cops are awesome.  They protect and serve us everyday.

I hope this helps you to understand why Black Lives Matter and you’ll pause before saying All Lives Matter. You won’t respond to a person that wants to fight breast cancer with “Well, all breast matter”.  Got it?

  • Lauren
    July 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Listen! You were one of my favs before and this post just confirmed that you will have a reader for life!!! Thank you for using your platform to education those who seem to not understand or decide NOT to understand! Thank you Trina. This has been a rough week. Also saw on snap that you & the hubs went to the protest! You are a dope individual & just further cemented your place as one of my bff’s in my head! ? #BlackLivesMatter

  • Charee
    July 13, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Well said Trina!!!! Thank. You.

  • christina mitchell
    July 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Great job Trina. I am a reader also and I appreciate you using your platform to educate. Thanks, peace and love

  • Jessica Evans
    July 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Very well put. Thanks for giving me another view on this and better understanding!

  • Shilene
    July 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Absolutely! Great way to put it.

  • Edye
    July 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    What a well written post!!! Loved reading your views on the topic! Hope you have a great weekend <3

    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  • Raquel
    July 18, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    YES!!! So happy that you made a post about this topic and you are not afraid to voice your opinion about it!! Stand for something or fall for anything! WORD!!!

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