Does This White Lives Matter T-Shirt Offend You And Is It Making A Mockery Out Of Black Lives Matter?

by Raheem Karim
White Lives Matter T-Shirt

Let the uproar begin because someone create a White Lives Matter T-Shirt. Since the Black Lives Matter movement begin people have been making a mockery out of the meaning behind it. Let’s be clear Black Lives Matter is not a terrorist group or a group to cause racial divide. It’s true cause and meaning in my opinion is that people of color lives matter to in the United States and around the world. All we want is fair and equal treatment under the law and to recognized for our contributions to society.

The Black Lives Matter movement and phrase came to prominence after police shoot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. This purpose of this group is to bring awareness of the unethical tactics used by the police force around the country against African Americans.

There have been protest and riots around the country and celebrities speaking out against these police tactics. In retaliation police officers have voiced Blue Lives Matter, this shows have no regard or understanding what Black Lives Matter stand for. Pundits have tried to label the movement as racist and a terror group, which both are not true.

The latest string of insults may come from White Marlin Marina worker and t-shirt designer George Lamplugh in Ocean City, MD. He designed a t-shirt that promote the conservation of billfish that read “White Lives Matter” in promotion of white marlin and “Blue Lives Matter” in promotion of blue marlin.

Lamplugh stated, “We’re promoting people to use circle hooks, to bring them in safely and to release them back,” Lamplugh said. “Marlin conservation has been going on for 100 years, and it’s an important issue.”

He said he is not trying to spark controversy. Lamplugh went on to state that, on the boardwalk, he’s seen people wearing “black power” T-shirts, and was not offended, and thus sees no reason why anyone would be offended by his shirts.

The Black Lives Matter movement is serious because it involves human lives. We’re living in a time where African-Americans are suffering from a disproportionate amount of violence. What do you think about the shirt?

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