Black lives matter.
Blue lives matter.
All lives matter.
There is no argument that these are true statements.
So why is there so much controversy?
Perhaps we’d be better served to say:
Philando Castile’s life matters.
Brent Thompson’s life matters.
Cheyenne Stewart’s life matters.
It’s true that death doesn’t somehow hurt more if you are black, or a police officer, or an innocent child.
But it doesn’t hurt any less either.