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I want to talk about "Black Lives Matter" and the evolution of its meaning within various subgroups, but I have not had my coffee yet.

I have come to hold the opinion that the term "Black Lives Matter" has become as dangerous as it is useful, mainly because it has been coopted by the very folks - Black & white - who ostracized the organization for both valid and invalid reasons.

Perpetrating frauds.
On its face, BLM makes perfect sense, it's a more passive way to say "Black Power". Its genius in protest terms is the statement's uncanny ability to draw racists into open debate, where bigotry always loses (because we matter).

White privilege is thus exposed for all to see.
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Did you ever know what the protest message was? Or do you just watch ironic violence highlights?

These Big Media people don't clip police violence and say, "I don't know what the point of policing is anymore."

Further, reducing a message/ movement to the tactics used to achieve it is the language of the oppressor.
It's sad. We had 2 giant rallies yesterday, gave away tons of food & built networks across the city. Educated people, brought out politicians & had concerts and speeches.

No news coverage.

Protester gets set on fire.

Suddenly everyone has a hot take.

Is context an allergen?
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