Black Lives Matter is a statement and movement that promotes the right for Black people to live freely, without threat of police violence. Yet, many people use "All Lives Matter," whenever Black Lives Matter activists use the phrase. It's a statement rooted in bigotry. Rather than acknowledge that Black lives do matter, and they're being snuffed out at alarming rates, "All Lives Matter" folks would rather antagonize us.  

Or they usually only do in support of law enforcement at the expense at those who die at their hands. But, as activists know, #AllLivesMatter doesn't really mean all lives, otherwise, it's touters would have been saying the phrase long before the Black Lives Matter movement began.

A new Twitter hashtag is exposing the hypocrisy. Because #AllLivesDidn'tMatter throughout history, and here are 19 tweets to prove it.

All lives didn't matter when Europeans first arrived in what would become America.

All lives didn't matter when these colonizers infected American Indians with diseases, and killed thousands of others.

All lives didn't matter during slavery, when enslaved people were brutalized and treated as cattle.

All lives didn't matter to America's "founding fathers," who reserved basic rights for white, wealthy men.

All lives didn't matter when those same "founding fathers" deemed enslaved people 3/5th human.

All lives didn't matter during World War II, when America imprisoned Japanese-Americans in internment camps.

All lives didn't matter in 1945, when the United States and the United Kingdom dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

All lives didn't matter during the Civil Rights Movement, when police officers met peaceful protestors with force.

All lives didn't matter in 1963, when a white supremacist bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church. Four Black girls were killed while attending Sunday school.

All lives didn't matter when racists mutilated and killed 14-year-old Emmitt Till in 1965.

All lives didn't matter in 1968 when the federal government assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the Civil Rights Movement's leaders.

In 1999, a 12-person jury found that a government conspiracy led to King's assassination. Coretta Scott-King, the leader's widow, applauded the verdict on December 9, 1999.

"There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.," she said during a press conference. "And the civil court's unanimous verdict has validated our belief. I wholeheartedly applaud the verdict of the jury and I feel that justice has been well served in their deliberations. This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. 

It is a great victory for truth itself... The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. [Loyd] Jowers, the conspiracy of the mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame."

All lives didn't matter when the FBI infiltrated the Black Panther Party through the COINTELPRO program to disrupt an equality movement.

All lives didn't matter in 1985, when police officers dropped a bomb on a residential neighborhood in Philadelphia.

The bombing killed 11 people, including five children, according to National Public Radio (NPR). 

All lives didn't matter in 2003, when the United States declared war on Iraq.

The Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University estimates that at least 165,000 Iraqi civilians were killed by American troops during the war.

All lives didn't matter in 2005, when the levees broke in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. African-American residents were referred to as "refugees."

There is still no final death toll for the number of people killed, according to US News. There were at least 980 deaths, but that number has never been definitive. 

All lives didn't matter in 2011, when the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis, even though there's still serious doubt about his guilt.

All lives didn't matter in 2012, when George Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. A jury acquitted Zimmerman, and he later sold the gun he used for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

All lives didn't matter in 2014, when police officers fatally shot Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old, less than five seconds after arriving at the scene.

All lives don't matter now, as many attempt to blame victims for their own deaths by clearing their killers of wrongdoing.