"Black Lives Matter"is a terrible phrase. There are many that would be better. It is polarizing, non-inclusive, excluding, limiting, lacking in pride/integrity, pity-begging, subservient, speaks to lower self-esteem, harmful to young psyches. It begs condescension. It is "weak". Basically, it is a bad way to frame the issue--and even, I suspect, many in other organizations(NAACP) have tried to put the damn thing to rest.
The conflict-seeking media--in conjunction with the trio of women who coined the phrase... who've expressed motives BEYOND cops killing folks as their initial hope(immigration)... have conspired(possibly inadvertently) to promote this thing along at the expense of folks in misery, looking for ANYTHING to help their situation.
Fact is, the phrase has done more harm than good. Think about this--it's effect is max polarizing/alienating when chaos, murder, conflict is at its highest.
I challenge other organizations to supplant the BLM bad idea with something better-conceived to address the issue.
There is a HUGE problem, no question. 'Been going on for years. But BLM is NOT the best solution. It is a badly conceived idea. There are far better, MORE EFFECTIVE ways to frame the issue.
Art Washington - BLAMTV.com