Today in “everything is racist,” the phrase “all lives matter” has now been added to the ever-expanding list.This addition was made by Marissa Jenae Johnson, who received national attention after she and a friend took over a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle (just a random aside – how could anyone want someone who can’t tell off two twenty-year-olds negotiating with our enemies?).
Via BreitbartBlack Lives Matter co-founder Marissa Jenae Johnson said the phrase “all lives matter” is a “new racial slur,” in a recent interview with Fox News national correspondent John Roberts.“White Americans have created the conditions that require a phrase like ‘Black Likes Matter,’” said the 24-year-old Seattle-based activist. “Do you know how horrific it is to grow up as a child in a world that so hates you? While you’re literally being gunned down in the street, while you’re being rounded up and mass incarcerated and forced into prison slavery.”
Who exactly is doing that gunning down? Statistically speaking, it’s not white racists. We’re also supposed to believe we no longer have a legal system, and people are being bussed in from the streets to prison.
“Black Lives Matter is not a strong enough statement for me,” Johnson added.“What it’s gonna take to dismantle white supremacy is white folks actually gotta give up something,” she said. “You have to actually sacrifice yourself. You have to be willing to give up the things that you currently benefit from.”
It’s bizarre to hear the words “white supremacy” seriously uttered in describing the structure of power in America today. Somehow a nation of white supremacists elected a black president – twice!
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]