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.