The phrase "Black Lives Matter" should be uncontroversial, because of course black lives matter, it's the implication of the phrase that people are objecting to. The implication being that there are a bunch of people who think that they don't. You generally don't chant uncontroversial things. People don't go out in the street and chant, "The sky is blue" or, "We love children." So when you chant "Black Lives Matter," the implication is that there are a bunch of people who don't believe that black lives matter. That's why people will say "All lives Matter". Read More
Not because they are saying that black lives matter less, but because they are saying, right we agree that black lives matter just as every other life matters. The slogan itself, fine but then again the implication is that black people are under existential threat in the United States and that there are a vast group of people in the United States that don't care whether or not they are under existential threat. That whole implication is what people object to. If it were just an obvious truth that black lives matter I don't think it would even be controversial. The bigger problem I'm seeing with the white protesters is the attempt to expiate racial guilt by people who have never done anything wrong. So, your seeing videos, for example there's this video going around where there are, what looks like mostly elderly white people who are kneeling on the ground with their hands up and taking a vow to spread the gospel of anti-racism among their colleagues. And this is absurd, did they do anything racist? Have they been pro-racists? So much of the media is built on the implication that if you are not doing this performative thing today, then this is because you don't care about black lives. If you won't say that black lives matter today because you were busy or because you think it's perfectly obvious that black lives matter, then that means that you don't think black lives matter.-For example - So if i don't spend my day saying that rape is bad then I think rape is good. That's an absurd contention. But the sort of obedient woke virtue signalling from white people who are taking on sins that weren't theirs, so as to take the sins on from a broader group of people who aren't them.
(These are someone else's words which I happen to agree with btw)