(B) L M

Pretext: culturally, we’ve been color blind (“If I don’t mention he’s black, he won’t mention I’m white.”)

If black lives matter all that much you wouldn’t kill all your babies.

If black lives mattered you wouldn’t kill each other via gangs.

If black lives mattered all that much, fathers and mothers would teach their children to be respectful and respectable.

If black lives mattered, there should be less blame on other races, or less blame on any random given face.

If black lives mattered, would there have been slavery?

If black lives mattered why is it that great-great-great-great-granddaddy is the only way one can pay for school?

If black lives mattered, there would be no prejudices.

If if white lives mattered, there wouldn’t be the assumption that they’re all rich.

If white lives mattered, there would be less contempt towards which flavor latte we choose.

If white lives mattered, there would be no prejudices.

If Latino lives mattered, they might have a voice.

If Latino lives mattered, they wouldn’t have to choose between black and white.

If Latino lives mattered, there would be no prejudices.

If Arabic lives mattered, they would be seen past the dress.

If Arabic lives mattered, there would be more than Islam.

If Arabic lives mattered, there would be no prejudices.

If Asian lives mattered, there would be less shame.

If Asian lives mattered, there would be less mill slavery.

If Asian lives mattered, there would be no prejudges.

If lives mattered, we wouldn’t be “humans”, but people.

If lives mattered, we would see the implications of our actions for tomorrow’s sake.

If lives mattered, we wouldn’t be having this dialogue.

If any life mattered, we would take great care of it.

If lives only mattered…