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  • Blue lives

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  • All lives

    42 76.36%
  • No lives - everyone sucks

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Thread: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I've said "all lives matter" since all this started. In my opinion, this is just another way to separate by color. I thought we'd gotten past that, but I guess we haven't.
    Not only are we not past that, we're wrong if that's the way we think it should be.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Given all the posts in this thread, why are only 3 brave souls willing to take the "black lives matter" option?

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yeah I kind of said something similar, but was told I didn't understand history or reality.

    According to FBI.gov statistics, in 2013, 2,500 white boys killed other white boys. 2,245 black boys killed other black boys.


    So how about we go back to the way it should be - all lives matter. Those white boys didn't deserve to die, but they did. No marches there. The black boys didn't deserve to die, but they did. No marches there, either.

    According to the same statistics chart, 409 black boys killed white boys, while 189 white boys killed black boys.

    An awful lot of killing going on here, but where's the march for them? Where's the cutesy, trendy little hash tag for them? This is all just for attention. A cop shoots a thug coming after him and all of a sudden, race baiter Jesse Jackson and others have to get involved. Doesn't matter that the kid strong-armed a store owner and robbed him. Doesn't matter that the kid was twice the size of the cop and was coming after him.

    Why didn't Jesse Jackson organize marches for the 2,245 black boys that were killed by other black boys? I'll tell you why. Because he is a pot stirrer of the worst kind, and if he can find a pot to stir, he's gonna do it. But he won't say "black lives matter" if blacks are killing other blacks. I hate that he puts himself on the same level as Martin Luther King, Jr. He is NOTHING like MLKJR. NOTHING. Martin Luther King, Jr wanted equal rights for all. All Jesse Jackson says is "black lives matter." I wonder what MLKJR would say about that. He would probably say, "Yes, they do, but so do white lives, and red lives, and yellow lives, because all lives are the same in the sight of God. A soul has no color."
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    White Americans are the racial majority, with a 77.7% share of the U.S. population. Hispanic and Latino Americans amount to 17.1% of the population, making up the largest minority. African Americans are the largest racial minority, amounting to 13.2% of the population. The White, non-Hispanic or Latino population make up 62.6% of the nation's total.[6]

    Race and ethnicity in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In bold according to your stats posted above, I posted above the percentage of those crimes based on population. According to those stats between the white populate vs the back population, overwhelmingly the black population commit the most severe crimes.

    And I ask the same question where are the Jesse Jackson's and the Al Sharption's of the world speaking out against black crime vs white crime. And I would add black unwed mothers vs unwed mothers of whites is not even close per the population
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Given all the posts in this thread, why are only 3 brave souls willing to take the "black lives matter" option?
    Because maybe most people aren't backwards thinking, and most people realize that all lives do matter - not just the black ones?
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Given all the posts in this thread, why are only 3 brave souls willing to take the "black lives matter" option?
    Because you asked the question in an absolutist and dishonest fashion which ignores the point of the campaign.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    What annoys me about the "Black Lives Matter" people is that they only bring that out when a black person is killed by a white person (or a person who LOOKS white - Zimmerman). So really it's not "black lives matter" it's "black lives only matter when whitey kills them".
    No, they bring that out when a black person is killed by a white person and the police don't do **** about it.

    That's the missing link for you, Josie. That's the part you still don't understand. It's not extra tragic just because a black person is killed. It's about due process of law.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Given all the posts in this thread, why are only 3 brave souls willing to take the "black lives matter" option?
    Because the poll is missing the point?
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Because you asked the question in an absolutist and dishonest fashion which ignores the point of the campaign.
    Not at all. I simply said to "pick your team". Which team are you?

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Seeing an avatar that says "black lives matter", let's just cut to the chase. Which lives matter? Don't be shy about it. Pick your team.
    More people should vote for "No lives. Everyone sucks." Just sayin.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because if someone holds up a sign that says "all lives matter," you probably aren't going to understand the specific problem being highlighted. You'd probably just say "yep," rather than engaging on the actual issue.
    And that's a fair point, but I believe that only a relatively small minority of people are able to distinguish that nuance. The unintended consequence is that it drives people farther apart because it comes off as segregating and divisive instead of inclusive.
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