Amid the shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, rapper Lecrae spoke out against the "All Lives Matter" mantra, saying it's not applicable because black lives don't matter in America.
Many people have posted photos and video commentaries on social media with the hashtag "Black Lives Matter." Others are posting commentaries with the hashtag "All Lives Matter."
In a passionate Instagram post beginning with "#philandocastile," the Reach Records founder said using the phrase all lives matter is offensive, explaining: #AllLivesMatter hashtag is like spitting in the face of black folk. It comes off as extremely selfish and unsympathetic to a mourning person. Not because all lives don't matter. Of course they do. But it's very clear that black lives don't to many in this country. No one goes up to lung cancer patients and says 'Folks with breast cancer matter too!' #AllCancerPatients matter. That's Insensitive."
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Friday, July 8, 2016 9:24:00 AM