Dispelling the myths

We are focussing on dispelling the myths and will help you to better understand some of the common phrases that you may have heard recently.

#AllLivesMatter

Of course all lives matter - however the #AllLivesMatter hashtag has come to be associated with criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.

According to professor of critical race theory, David Theo Goldberg, "All Lives Matter" reflects a view of "racial dismissal, ignoring, and denial". “All lives matter” is often seen as taking away from black people’s concerns and belittling claims of racial injustice. The phrase is often said as a response to Black Lives Matter.

Page updated: 24/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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