BLACK LIVES MATTER
If the phrase "Black Lives Matter" prompts you to reply "All Lives Matter" then you're going to have a rough time being a fan of my music.
Yeah, we live in a divided nation. I used to think the division was less about beliefs and more about miscommunication. If only the other side could hear and understand our message of peace, equality, and justice then of course they would agree. I don't think that anymore.
The other side hears us and they don't agree.
There are people in this country that simply do not agree that Black Lives Matter.
They don't agree that the sick should be taken care of.
They don't agree in a fair economy.
They don't believe women.
We never said all lives didn't matter. What we're saying is that this country treats their POC, indigenous, trans, gay, bi, and non-binary folks like their lives matter less.
Black Lives Matter is fighting for a future where "all lives" really do matter.
If you know what we know and can see what we see and still hide behind the phrase "ALL LIVES MATTER" then fuck off. Stop buying my records, and stop coming to my shows.
Consider us divided.
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