06-26-2016, 10:09 AM
BLM mainly focuses on black people, yes. Why is that a problem? Do you feel hurt that you're somehow being "left out" of the discussion? Saying "all lives matter" functions to refute the idea that black people are disadvantaged, which is preposterous. There's no such thing as "colorblindness" when color is used to dehumanize. You're trying to take race out of the equation as if race wasn't an issue. That's willful ignorance. They're highlighting real problems faced by the black community and you're essentially saying "but everyone else has problems, too!" Yes, obviously. But there are very real, grave, unique issues that the black community faces, and it needs to be pointed out. You only need to look at the history of the U.S. to see how much value a black life has.
You're also exhibiting this idea that race is irrelevant and we should only be focusing on individuals. In an ideal world? Sure. We're living in a far less than ideal world where you're at a disadvantage and treated as less for the color of your skin, however. You may want to think racism is no longer a problem just because we're not living in slavery or Jim Crow times, but the truth is, it has taken a more insidious form. The War on Drugs and mass incarceration are some of the tools used to extend that era, for example. I suggest reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, which should give you some interesting insight into these issues in our current time.
Libertarianism has prescriptions for a lot of these issues, but it's never going to be taken seriously by black people/minorities with terrible optics like so-called "libertarian" big shots promoting Donald Trump while shitting on a movement that highlights an issue libertarians have been vocal about. Apparently it's not good enough until a white man talks about it because those "uppity negroes" just don't know how to behave themselves! You'd be angry too if you lived your life being treated like you're less human.