In 5 Minutes Larry Wilmore Explains Why Saying "#AllLivesMatter" Is Offensive
For anyone who's ever attended a BlackLivesMatter protest there is one common and unfortunate staple. At some point during the action a random person, typically a white man, will approach the group of protesters and yell, "all lives matter!" It's a superficially appealing response, but one that makes no sense at all.
So it's especially depressing when leading Democratic candidates for president find themselves reflexively saying it, as both Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley did recently. Larry Wilmore, along with comedian Felonious Munk, took some time out last night to explain, once and for all, why this shallow response to "Black lives matter" is so braindead.
"If I break my leg, I do not want the doctor telling me, 'All legs should be healed,'" Munk explained. "I want the doctor to fix my leg."
"So, basically," Wilmore asked, "You're saying 'black lives matter' is a specific cry for something, whereas 'all lives matter' is a non-sequitur?"
"There's not a sequitur to be found, brother Larry," Munk joked. "One does not attend a reading by Toni Morrison and interrupt her to say , Yes, but why have you not weighed in on the movie Minions?"
Watch the clip below: