Rae’s Rules to Remember #48: Do All Lives Matter?

Disclaimer: While I am specifically making a claim on the Black Lives Matter movement. please note that world is so much more than black and white. Unfortunately, so many underrepresented and minoritized groups are often ignored as if they don’t exist. But, that is a discussion to have at another time.

Do all lives matter?

Do they?

I mean, do they really?

Because if they did, people wouldn’t respond to Black Lives Matter with Blue Lives Matter. Don’t get me wrong, they most certainly do. The lives of law enforcement officers do matter. But they haven’t been told since the beginning of time that they don’t. They weren’t systematically treated less than human for centuries.

Many people are under the impression that if you support Black Lives Matter then you can’t support law enforcement. That’s a lie. There’s no reason that you can’t support both. Except for the false and ridiculous assumption that you have to pick sides. I actually wrote a post on that very assumption which you can read here. At the end of the day, you shouldn’t condone the loss of an innocent life because of the color of their skin or the uniform they wear.

However, you can’t deny that police brutality Is a problem. Whenever someone who supports Black Lives Matter brings up this topic, someone who supports Blue Lives Matter or All Lives Matter tries to combat it by bringing up black on black crime. The problem is, black on black crime is no different from white on white crime (which no one ever talks about). Not to mention the fact that 1. Civilians don’t take an oath to serve and protect and 2. Most of the people that are killed by police officers are in fact white.

So, do all lives matter?

Because people are still saying All Lives Matter in response to Black Lives Matter and refusing to acknowledge that police brutality is an issue.

The thing is, if you believe that ALL lives matter then that has to include black lives.

About Bookmark Chronicles

Hi! I'm Rae. 26 Book Blogger. Booktuber. Gryffinclaw. Coffee & Tea Lover.
This entry was posted in Rae's Rules. Bookmark the permalink.

13 Responses to Rae’s Rules to Remember #48: Do All Lives Matter?

  1. Laura Beth says:

    This is awesome. You hit the nail on the head: So many people think they have to pick sides. This isn’t a fight on the playground or picking teams for kickball. It’s so much more than that. Thank you, Rae!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: August Wrap Up! 2016 | bookmarkchronicles

  3. Pingback: Terence Crutcher | bookmarkchronicles

  4. Pingback: Terence Crutcher – Coalition of the Brave

  5. Pingback: Rae’s Rules to Remember #56: Police Brutality | bookmarkchronicles

  6. Pingback: Rae’s Rules to Remember #56: Police Brutality – Coalition of the Brave

  7. Pingback: Walter Scott | bookmarkchronicles

  8. Pingback: Walter Scott – Coalition of the Brave

  9. Pingback: Walter Scott – Serenity

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s