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Those Lives That Matter

sandra bland ottawaA mural in Ottawa that was a tribute to Sandra Bland was defaced on Monday. The mural had the popular tagline “Black Lives Matter” inscribed along wit it. Someone(s) had then, of course, thought it necessary to paint “ALL LIVES MATTER” over top of it.

The “All Lives Matter” argument is moronic. Nobody is chanting “Black Lives Matter More“. They are not screaming “Kill Whitey.” I understand a lot of obtuse Americans need to clarify that ALL LIVES MATTER. But I’m surprised to see that paint hit the wall in Canada. Perhaps there was a tourist (or two) in town due to that great Ottawa promotion by John Oliver last week.

I reckon the people who have a problem with “Black Lives Matter” are the same people who have a problem with Pride Parades.