Black Lives Matter, but does that also apply to black folks that work at stores?

Black Lives Matter closed some stores at the Mall of America yesterday. They disrupted the day after Thanksgiving shopping on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. They are disrupting commerce and that gets media attention, and from the business community. So would their activities be defined as successful? What about the people who work at these stores do their lives matter? Who will help them pay their bills or buy gifts for their families? Share your thoughts.

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  • elogam  On December 25, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    EM, don’t you know that Black Lives Matter only if its high profile? Regardless of the circumstances, if it’s a white cop that shoots a black person, THAT particular Black Life mattered. Never mind that they harmed another life, kept first responders from providing aid, and threatened others, that’s immaterial. The system us badly flawed and inherently racist, and only incidents that support that point of view actually matter. The Black Lives that are senselessly ended by other Black Lives in the inner city, well, they don’t really matter. Now if you can find a white interloper somewhere in the mix, then that’s a horse of a different color! Time to march and protest! I hope that clears it up….

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