“So you’re saying only black lives matter? That’s racist.”
The Black Lives Movement against police brutality is essential. But several misconceptions about Black Lives Matter are still far too common – and there’s a good chance that you’ve heard these misconceptions or that you believe them yourself.
Here’s Franchesca Ramsey with an episode of MTV Decoded that shuts down the most common Black Lives Matter myths once and for all.
So if you’re worried about “black on black crime,” the safety of police officers, or about white victims of police violence, these facts will put it all in perspective.
You’ll also find out why these myths are actually disingenuous distractions from the necessary movement for black lives – which means it’s time to stop repeating them, once and for all.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- What White People Say About About Black Lives Matter (And What You Really Mean)
- Here’s What You’re Missing When You Object to the Black Lives Matter Protests
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Chescaleigh and Chescalocs she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In addition to making YouTube videos, she’s the writer-at-large for Upworthy.com and host of the MTV News webseries “Decoded”. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.