#BlackLivesMatter Messaging

#BlackLivesMatter Messaging Issues

‘Tis true that #BlackLivesMatter has, and has always had, messaging issue. The riots currently happening across the US are just the most recent iteration of their communication chaos. They’ve never been able to agree on whether it was better to “protest” or to riot, loot, burn, and murder police officers.

And it makes perfect sense that they can’t agree on either their message or who their target audience is. Some of them actually do want to protest in a somewhat peaceful manner and proclaim to Whites that Black Lives Matter. Others, however, are drawn in by the chance at an orgy of violence and looting. And, it’s that second group that is the one getting both the media’s attention and that of politicians.

Of course, I’m White, so I could be completely wrong about this. The ones that seem more civilized and to be focusing upon the supposed message of #BlackLivesMatter could just be “Code-Switching.”

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