Why “all lives matter” is NOT a good response to “black lives matter.”

September 13, 2015

If you’ve wondered why the statement “all lives matter’” is regarded as offensive rather than inclusive when it’s tossed out as a quick response to the “black lives matter” movement, see the cartoon by Kris Straub, along with German Lopez’s commentary about it, posted on Vox Media.

Read “Next time someone tells you ‘all Lives matter,’ show them this cartoon.”

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni is an independent scholar, writer, and editor. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992).

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