I’m going to make this point here because it’s relevant to the ongoing discussion of why “All lives matter” is bullshit. Look at the statistics on police shootings in the US. You cannot ignore them. That is the real world, today.
The problem isn’t “how police treat people”. The problem is “how police treat Black people”. That is backed up by clear statistics and evidence. It isn’t cherry-picked or left to interpretation. That reality is clear as day, when you see who the police are killing most often.
The police made this into “A Black-only issue” by disproportionately mistreating the Black community.
What you are saying is “People don’t care enough if it’s a Black-only issue”, or “People will only care about this issue if it affects non-Black people too”. Neither of these statements is acceptable. Neither of these statements is something we should work to accomodate. The “All lives matter” statement is no more than “Sure, we are killing massively larger numbers of POC than anyone else, but let’s ignore that fact and instead find solutions for everyone” - something that further marginalizes the Black community.
THIS is why the BBS won’t tolerate rhetoric like this. And this is why you, dear reader, shouldn’t use it either.