If You Say 'All Lives Matter' When You Hear 'Black Lives Matter,' Watch This Video
A common response to the phrase "Black Lives Matter" is "All Lives Matter." But what if we replaced the word “lives” with another word in either phrase? Would it change the unnerving sentiment of trying to deny a movement? This sketch by the Peace House does just that.
Four friends are waiting for their food at a restaurant. But when the waiter arrives, he brings just three dishes.
“Um, excuse me, where’s my plate?” the token black guy asks the waiter.
"You don’t get a plate,” the waiter tells him.
“Why not?” the customer asks.
“It doesn’t matter,” says the waiter.
“My plate matters,” the black guy tells the waiter.
“All plates matter,” one friend assures him, while another asks, “Are you saying your plate matters more than mine?”
“Yeah,” the third friend chimes in. “My plate matters too.”
Stay tuned towards the end: In a clever wordplay, the black customer asks for "just ice" but receives no "just ice." Hmm.