What Happens When Black People Say “Black Lives Matter”
Son of Baldwin

I would never say “All Lives Matter.” I do wonder what we’re talking about in terms of people being treated different. What if I were to tell you that 3% of the time you’re handcuffed per stop by one of the most criticized police departments in recent U.S. history (NYC police during stop-and-frisk era, 2003–2013)? And it doesn’t matter if you’re ‘Black or White.’ The outcomes of treatment by the police are the same.

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