‘All Lives Matter’ Shirts Are Pulled From Walmart After Backlash
Walmart it is removing 'All Lives Matter' t-shirts for online sale after receiving backlash from customers and employees.
For clarity 'All Lives Matter' is the response to 'Black Lives Matter' as a way to downplay the movement which focuses on systemic racism, and police brutality while addressing white privilege and the value of black lives.
The nation's largest retailer released a statement per CBS News to address their decision to pull the shirts.
We fundamentally believe all lives do matter and every individual deserves respect. However, as we listened, we came to understand that some, but not all, people using the phrase 'All Lives Matter' in the current environment intentionally minimized the focus on the painful reality of racial inequity.
Walmart will continue to sell "Lives Matter" products including "Blues Lives Matter", and "All Lives Can't Matter Until Black Lives Matter."
Nothing really surprises me anymore with the "All Lives Matter" people and how they try to justify their saying, but remain silent on speaking out on racism and discrimination that has plagued African-American's for over 400 years.
I wish the chant "All Lives Matter" rang loud back in Jamestown Virginia in 1619 or during the Civil Rights Era in the 1950's or 1960's!
Nevertheless, it is clearly evident that we have more work to do to ensure that All Lives Don't Matter until Black Lives Matter.