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These #AllLivesDidntMatter tweets highlight what people won’t admit

#AllLivesDidntMatter until they got this rally together

When people say “Black Lives Matter,” it does not mean that “Other Lives Don’t Matter.” It’s just saying that, for once, black lives matter just as much, or, rather, black lives matter TOO. Yes, all lives matter, but when that phrase is used to undermine the validity of a disenfranchised group, how do you expect us to be here for it?

Therefore, comes #AllLivesDidntMatter on Twitter. Which highlights when people of color were not validated, therefore, all lives didn’t matter then, and it doesn’t now. Take a look at these tweets to see how much of a power dynamic needs to shift for “All Lives Matter” to encourage us instead of hurt us.

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https://twitter.com/JuwleSupreme/status/752615182430531584

 

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Maya Williams

Maya Williams

Maya Williams is a senior at East Carolina University double majoring in Social Work and English. She has been published in ECU’s campus publications such as Expressions, Rebel57, and The Lookout; and online media such as The Black Sheep Articles, AltFem Magazine, Black Girl Nerds, and Multicultural Familia (a.k.a. Mixed Race Daily). She has been featured in the 100% Mixed Show’s #Mixstory, the Mixed Remixed Festival, and #ECUWithoutMe. In her spare time, she enjoys writing and teaching poetry, watching movies, and watching musicals.

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