#AllLivesMatter is a nice thought. It really is. It happens to be a core belief of mine.
Unfortunately, it “s also something that is hard for people to grasp.
The way our brains work, we can only latch on to a few defined concepts at a time. When we say something like “All” or “Every”, that “s too nebulous for us to understand, and therefore we actually start filtering back down to the things we already know. So, if you “re a conservative white male from the Southern United States, “AllLives” to you will look a lot like, well, this:
By specifying that #BlackLivesMatter, you “ll change that mental image:
Not everyone is being treated the same – and that “s what this is about.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-black-lives-matter-Why-is-it-so-controversial-to-say-all-lives-matter-instead-Is-it-insensitive-to-do-this
Originally Posted On: 2016-07-18