It's true. All lives do matter. But when Black communities are living under the scourge of state violence, disproportionately affected by inequalities ranging from access to employment and education to experiencing an unjust criminal justice system and police violence, the phrase – commonly used by those criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement – dismisses the specific and urgent issues of Black people. And in the middle of what can be considered the largest Black liberation movement in recent history, it's also insensitive. Many Black celebrities, from Stacey Dash to Nia Long, have come under fire for using the phrase. And while some have apologized for tweeting or proclaiming the words, others are sticking to their beliefs. Check out who they are.

Oct, 13, 2016

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