As "Black Lives Matter" has become a rally cry to address police brutality and racism in the US and around the world. In some places "All Lives Matter" or "Blue Lives Matter" (Police) or "White Lives Matter" have been shared shared as a retort. Is it appropriate to share this perspective? Is it offensive? Insensitive? Or an inclusive perspective?
Yes, it is okay to say "All Lives Matter"
There is nothing inherently wrong with the phrase "All Lives Matter" and it can be shared to show equality in the world.
No, it is not okay to say "All Lives Matter"
While the statement is true, used as a retort to "Black Lives Matter" diminishes and disrespects the issues that that the slogan is responding too.
"All Lives Matter" detracts from the necessity of "Black Lives Matter"
While it is, in fact, true that all lives matter, this statement belittles the intent and justification of the BLM movement.