Following the horrific WDBJ shooting, it didn’t take long for white people to jump on the blatantly racist train. #WhiteLivesMatter found an unfortunate, new momentum. A search on Twitter for the aforementioned hash tag will yield and embarrassing amount of results. For example (TW:Racism):
Plus a litany of tweets regarding a misconception that the #BlackLivesMatter movement, is racist/discriminatory against whites:
Anyone with any knowledge of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, knows that they value all lives. They focus on black lives because they are disproportionately discriminated and killed by our justice system. Yet, these people can’t/won’t seem to grasp that.
Akilah Hughes had some spot-on responses:
When unarmed White people get shot by a Black guy, we don't rush to raise money to exonerate him; We're disgusted. #WhiteLivesMatter
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) August 26, 2015