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andantegrazioso: Justine Silver, Milk of roses | Photo by Henry Talbot, 1960

All Lives Matter, America, and Bailey Jay: Matt McGorry @MattMcGorry #BlackLivesMatter doesn't mean other lives don't. Like people who say "Save The Rainforests" aren't saying "Fuck All Other Types of Forests" 7/18/15, 2:00 PM I Understand Why Some Black People Couldn't Care Less About Justine Damond Terrell Jermaine Starr Yesterday 9:00am . Filed to: JUSTINE DAMOND 26 Good Morning America screenshot I understand the frustration in Son of Baldwin's recent piece when he said the following: I'm going to say this and I mean-down to my subatomic particles-what I say. And I actually don't care what anyone might think about it: I don't give a FUCK about Justine Damond and what happened to her. I don't give a fuck because most white people didn't give a fuck when police murdered seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones as she lay on a couch, sleeping. What most white people- and some black people- did was blame Aiyana's family I don't give a fuck because a black woman (or a Native woman) in the identical situation Justine was in wouldn't garner support or sympathy from most white people. No. What most white people would do is look for reasons that might justify why the police officer "had" to kill the black woman. Most white people rely on this idea that black people, in situations where white people are in pain, are only ever to be soothing and understanding; only ever to be Mammy or Uncle Remus; only ever to extend condolences; only ever to embody loyalty; only ever to offer the empathy and sympathy that most white people purposely and haughtily deny when the situation is reversed-almost as if most white people still see us as their property. So while there are some who want to criticize black folks for responding coldly to Damond's death, I'd challenge them to indict the white supremacist society that created the conditions for such reactions. When I hear people say, "Fuck you, Justine Damond," I hear hurt and pain. If there is anything we can pull out of this cold indifference, it is that white America must realize that its coldness toward us in our most delicate moments can be directed right back at them. When people say, "Fuck Justine Damond," I am certain they aren't condemning her personally. I take it as them saying, "Fuck what Justine Damond's death represents." <p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/163841946898/jooshbag-siryouarebeingmocked-blmer-you" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://jooshbag.tumblr.com/post/163655500851/siryouarebeingmocked-blmer-you-can-support" class="tumblr_blog">jooshbag</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/163655375746/blmer-you-can-support-blacklivesmatter-and-still" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><b>BLMer</b>: You can support BlackLivesMatter and <b>still care about other lives</b>.</p> <p><b>Other BLMers</b>: &gt;<a href="http://archive.is/oEbkL">Yes, a black cop shot a white woman, but <b>we don’t care</b> because black people are the <i>real</i> victims here</a>&lt;. </p> <p>Of course, anyone who remember’s BLM’s reaction to the Paris and Nice Terror attacks and Orlando (IE “hey! Give us that spotlight back!”) won’t be surprised.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="655"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bb3c765a3becbd22ddae0e4900996429/tumblr_inline_otpb25aaqJ1sps4wz_540.png" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="655"/></figure><p>Remember all those national news stories about <b>white </b>people shot by cops? And <b>Asians</b>? And <b>Latinos</b>? <b>Literally every ethnic group but black people</b>? All the time?</p> <p>Because I sure don’t.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="156" data-orig-width="663"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/74e09bcc7f4320edd68f9b2416101a55/tumblr_inline_otpb25NyRp1sps4wz_540.png" data-orig-height="156" data-orig-width="663"/></figure><p>“We don’t <i>want </i>to hate whippl! Society <b>made</b> us! We’re not <b>adults</b> responsible for our own feelings and reactions!”</p> </blockquote> <p>“Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean that others don’t.” </p> <p>“So All Lives Matter?” </p> <p>“Excuse me but this is about black lives. That’s what matters here. Stop trying to make the conversation about you.”</p> </blockquote> <p>They don’t even care about black lives unless they were shot by cops. And then they don’t even care about all those lives either, because they pick and choose the ones that will make the best stories! Around 200 or so black men are shot by cops every year, while 400 black children are murdered through things like gang violence, but we don’t hear about them either. </p> <p>It’s nothing but a political ploy to get attention and make a fuss over a couple of people they don’t <i>actually </i>care about. They don’t actually care about stopping police brutality, or they’d care about all police brutality. They don’t care about anything but themselves and they prove it every time they hijack a memorial or an event to talk about <i>their</i> problems. Nothing matters but them.</p> </blockquote> <p>Not to mention the black cops that get shot. Or pretty much any black person that doesn&rsquo;t fit the prescribed narrative.</p>