So this image has been making the Facebook rounds lately.
Apparently the image on the left is from a Boston barber who was trying to raise money to fight animal cruelty, and he caught shit from both sides about it. Apparently this 1) is outrageous, 2) is offensive, 3) demeans the Black Lives Matter movement, and 4) offends sensitive white people for some reason. Jesus, you just can’t please anyone these days.
Someone from the “All lives matter” camp responded with the image on the right, and unsurprisingly this photo has been posted and re-shared and Liked by tons of people, and judging by their comments and profile photos, they’re (shocker!) white conservatives. I kinda wish I hadn’t read some of the comments, because that level of white smugness makes me want to bash my head against a wall.
The image is saying “See? You wouldn’t say this cute white dog doesn’t matter, would you??” To which I ask the question, “How many black labs are disproportionately beaten, shot, or killed by cops compared to white labs?” Whether by choice or sheer ignorance (I suspect the former), these morons completely miss the point and try to diminish the Black Lives Matter movement with “Hey, all lives matter. Aren’t you being…RACIST??” They insist on this even though it’s been demonstrated again and again that black people are unfairly targeted, mistreated, and killed by the police far more than whites. They won’t see that — they simply can’t accept it, because in their minds black people are always “whining” about inequality. I think it makes them feel uncomfortable because deep down they know the movement has a point.
I saw this one today, and it’s the perfect answer to this idiotic dog meme.