on 01 June 2020
Personally speaking, I say this because of two reasons:
1 - It's the truth, and it's something that it's easy to lose sights on, especially when something this outrageous happens.
2 - Because many of those people that says ''Black Lives Matter'' are the same ones that are destroying people belongings and properties or attacking white people that had done nothing other than just... being white and being on the wrong place at the wrong time. Don't look no further than what is happening right now. I don't mean to downplay the situation. Black people deserves better treatment and all. But if we really want to extinguish racism, we need to start treating it as a broader discussion, to discuss racism as a whole and attack its cause, rather than just some of it's many branches. Otherwise you end up like now: People picking sides, because they feel like the other side it's trying to downplay the other, like it's some fucking sport.
I understand you have your reasons, but you should know that you are falling into the hands of reactionaries who are using your straightforwardness against you. It's a game of sorts, and unfortunately they aren't playing fairly. This is why when you say "All Lives Matter" you are going to get pushback because people will assume you are trying to diminish the voice of Black Lives Matter.
And many that stand for the BLM are falling pray on the hands of people that profit from the protests, money from government to their foundation, etc. And they can be even more unfair.