I hope this is my last post about Baltimore for a while...
The fundamental error here is in assuming that #blacklivesmatter is some kind of code for "get whitey." It isn't.Everyone who tweeted, chanted, or held up signs reading #blacklivesmatter after Freddie Gray should be embarrassed for their racism.— Rabbi Yaakov Menken (@ymenken) May 3, 2015
When Baltimore protesters chant that #blacklivesmatter they aren't forgetting that Baltimore has a black police chief, and a black mayor, and diverse police force. They are protesting yet another extrajudicial killing of a black man, irrespective of who the culprit was. #blacklivesmatter isn't about white on black violence. Its about cop on black violence.
When people like Menken willfully ignore that, and instead set up some red herring definition of the slogan that they can easily undermine, they are either trolling or expressing tacit support for police brutality against black people.
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