matt mcgorry has some wise words on #alllivesmatter vs #blacklivesmatter
If you don’t understand how #AllLivesMatter undermines #BlackLivesMatter, Orange is the New Black’s Officer Bennett will lay it out for you.
The Black Lives Matter movement was born out of the death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012, and gained momentum after the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown at the hands of police last year. Its campaigners have been fighting for equality and raising awareness around white supremacy and police brutality towards black people since it began after Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder and acquitted of manslaughter. This is a fight for the equality of black people, and while promoting other social issues like gender equality and animal rights also matters, this particular fight is for the equality of black lives, in a society where racial equality is way too often not prevalent. That's why we don't need #AllLivesMatter, and really need #BlackLivesMatter.
Matt McGorry, Orange is the New Black's most open feminist recently showed his support for the #FreeTheNipple movement and the budding actor/activist has just weighed in on the #BlackLivesMatter campaign in a series of 10 very on point tweets, and a short Instagram essay. If you still don't get it, read this: