by Robert Gillis
Published in the Boston City Paper, June 7, 2020
It has happened to me TWICE this week that I have said, “Black Lives Matter” and someone responded, “All lives matter.” You are not wrong that all lives matter, but you are *spectacularly* missing the point. People of color, for centuries, have been KILLED by white people — for no reason except the color of their skin.
To my uninformed white friends, allow me to explain in a way you might understand.