Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. They also are a movement for the injustices in all races and minorities.
Person 1: I’m sorry I just don’t support the Black Lives Matter movement, because all lives matter not just black ones.

Person 2: Of course all lives matter but they can’t all matter until Black Lives Matter. And we’re not saying ONLY Black Lives Matter, black lives are just in need right now and they need our help.

Person 1: Oh I didn’t think of it like that. Thank you for educating me!
by bluehat October 17, 2020
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A protest slogan against the unjustified killing of African American by COPS ps. It not all lives matters because people always try to put aside black murders
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by Kw!!!!!! August 31, 2015
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A movement, that contrary to other definitions on this website, is not racist. The movement does not say that white and other races lives do not matter, it is simply calling attention to the fact that blacks in this country are still discriminated against and the victim of hate crimes. This isn't just a liberal thing, it's just a matter of common sense.
Black Lives Matter is a necessity in this day and age, unfortunately. It should be obvious that they do. A shame a lot of people can't accept that.
by MrBortles April 29, 2017
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A movement started around 2014 considering the fact that black lives do, indeed, matter. Not a racist movement as many have proposed. It merely highlights the fact that black lives are discriminated against more so than any other lives, but it does not attempt to harm those other lives by virtue of itself. It does not claim superiority of race in traditional terms; rather, it is a movement for blacks, by blacks that considers the fact that as a group, blacks are appreciated less.

This does not mean that they consider other races beneath them, or unworthy of their attention. It means that they want to highlight the injustice of black lives not having as much consideration or 'love' as other races, even Asian (including Indian and others) or Mexican lives. It is not an attempt to compare races. It is a black positivity movement if anything else.
Girl 1: Ugh, I can't believe Black Lives Matter is at it again.
Girl 2: They're just trying to highlight their race, by their race. They're not trying to compare anyone.
Girl 1: Then why won't they allow anyone else in their hashtag?
Girl 2: Because it's a black positivity movement. It's for black people only. What part of that don't you understand?
Girl 1: I don't understand how I as a white girl can't post in there because I totally support them!
Girl 2: Well, posting in there would be racist considering the fact that you'd be calling attention to your race when it already has so much attention already. The blacks don't get that kind of attention so you'd just be interrupting it.
by It'sme33 July 22, 2016
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A movement that aims to end police violence against Black People
Black Lives Matter.
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