Do All Lives Really Matter?

I keep seeing on social media, mostly from conservatives, that ALL LIVES MATTER, not just black lives.

But does it?

Until police officers hold each other accountable, we are not seeing All Lives Matter

Until black people and transgender people stop dying at the hands of those who are suppose to protect us (the police) we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until people can go on with their lives without racial profiling (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American) we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until black people can live their lives just like white people without someone calling the cops we are not seeing All Lives Matter

Until same sex couples can order a wedding cake, get a marriage license, get healthcare and are allowed to adopt children without discrimination we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until transgender people are treated with the same respect and privileges that CIS people have, we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until kids can go to school without the fear of getting shot we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until women can exist and not worry about getting sexually harassed, sexually assaulted and raped we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until women and children can live without fear of being abused and beaten by the “man of the house”, we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until women are allowed to decide for themselves about their own reproduction system and choices we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until the health of all people matter, we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until people take this virus seriously and do what it will take to keep others from getting infected, we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until people are willing to provide the help and assistance for people who suffer from mental health stigma, we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until people in this country and in the world are no longer homeless and hungry, we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until some people stop thinking they have the right to decide the laws of the land based on their own religious beliefs we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until Muslims, Jews, Pagans and Atheists can live the way Christians are allowed we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

Until all people are accepted and not merely tolerated, no matter what the color of their skin, their religion, their age, their size, their abilities or disabilities, their culture, their ancestry, their looks, how they dress and everything else that people are judged, criticized and condemned we are not seeing All Lives Matter.

The only ones who really qualify for All Lives Matter are white straight Christian men and as long they have their entitlement and privilege they won’t see the lack of privilege for others.

If you can’t see this, then perhaps you are a part of the problem. Why not open your eyes, open your ears, open your mind and open your heart and try to be part of the solution. And then maybe….

Maybe, someday, All Live WILL Matter.

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