All lives matter

Except, of course, when they don’t. That seems to be the case at one northeastern university where a professor came under fire and subsequently apologized for including that phrase in a recent e-mail. Seriously.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, which first covered the story, quoted one Smith sophomore, Cecelia Lim, as saying, “it felt like she was invalidating the experience of black lives.”

Now, I thought the ultimate aim of the civil rights movement was racial equality, and what could be more racially inclusive than the phrase “All lives matter?” Unless, of course, civil rights really isn’t about civil rights anymore.


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