I keep seeing this stupid analogy used in an attempt to discredit #AllLivesMatter:
Except what's dumb about this image is that both houses are actually burning, and the whole point of #AllLivesMatter is that we should be applying water to both, not just one. But the image depicts the opposite.
And the irony here is that #BlackLivesMatter wants all the water on its burning house and evidently doesn't care much about the other one (or even believe that it's burning too).
This past year there have been many more white and Hispanic people killed by police, armed and unarmed. But their stories have barely been circulated at all in the media, despite often being killed under circumstances similar to the popular African American cases.
And before you point out that blacks are killed disproportionately to their overall US population percentage, you must also remember that they commit crime disproportionately and are more likely to live in high-crime cities and neighbourhoods. Hence the increased likelihood of police encounters.
The anti-AllLivesMatter 'burning house' analogy is dumb and misleading.
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