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Is Saying #AllLivesMatter Instead of #BlackLivesMatter Better?
#BlackLivesMatter is a racist and divisive term.
It deliberately excludes other minority groups, at the same time - say, for example, Asian minorities.
Dividing people along racial lines promotes enmity between different races.
Saying that black lives matter actually tells people that there is a difference in how life value is perceived, and thus is keeping alive the very opinion it's fighting. It creates a self-fulfilling prophecy.
President Donald Trump has stated that "Black Lives Matter" is a divisive term and that the term is inherently racist.
Racism is defined as "prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior." The statement is not racist because there is no intimation that blacks are superior.
Divisiveness does not mean that an idea is bad. Freeing slaves was divisive during the lead up to the Civil War. It is, nonetheless, considered a good idea to not allow slavery.
It would be a racist term if it implied superiority, but it is a simple statement. It is not #BlackLivesMatterMost. It is only divisive to the degree that people already are divided in ideas about race and the existence of structural racism.