Protesters gather beside the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw Sunday.

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Skylar Lanker

ALL lives matter. Some say it’s racist to say however to say anything otherwise is hypocritical! Black lives are no more important than whites, Hispanics or Asians. Every person’s life matters and to say black lives matters leaves out other races. If we want to get rid of racism then we need to get rid of saying that one race is superior to another. I am sickened that there aren’t more people onboard with this. I would also like to say that as a white person the killing of Mr Floyd was awful and completely uncalled for. There are some cops out there just like with any other profession that are terrible! But the majority do their jobs of protecting us well. Mr Floyd’s death was so sad and uncalled for, the justice system should send that cop to jail! It may have been racist or if Floyd was a white guy the same could have happen to him. We just don’t know.

I can tell you that I have been reading a lot lately trying to figure this whole BLM thing out and it seems black people seem to think they are being discriminated against when they are treated badly. This is regarding every day life (not Floyd). Walk in my shoes...I can tell you that people are just mean and inconsiderate in general. There is not always a smiling face to greet you and yes dirty looks happen to all of us. So because you are treated badly may not be because you are black. We all need to work on respecting each other a little more. But for those of you that think you are doing that by chanting one life matters is so wrong!

William Warren-Aliff

No one is saying that o n l y black lives matter. Who said that? No one did. Everyone agrees that all lives matter. By saying "all lives matter" in response to "black lives matter" you are dismissing the fact most white Americans have treated black people as sub-human people for hundreds of years.

"Black lives matter" isn't a point of contention if you believe all lives matter.

Mariama Mariama

Skylar (Karen) So you’re telling me that a person amongst thousands died because of the injustice that goes on due to their skin color, the same injustice that has been happening for years directly towards this specific race and the only thing you can find to say as people are finally speaking for justice is basically “hey look at me too! I never will experience this type of thing because of my skin color and privilege but I deserve justice too for the experiences I haven’t had to deal with” ARE YOU DUMB?

Skylar Lanker

I tried to be as nice as I could in my initial post. So I will just say it like it is here: William- would having a white lives matter group be ok? Because given your explanation that would then be ok because it should be assumed that we all know that no one would be saying that black lives didn’t matter? Seriously. Reverse what your saying then look at it. Also, please keep in mind that most of us under age 55 have never lived in a world where black people were treated as “sub human”. We did not enslave anyone not were we around when segregation happened. Yes that was awful but we are not the people that did it.

Mariama-I am not dumb just logical. Just remember that when you are treated badly/looked at strangely or questioned etc that doesn’t mean someone is being racist. Many white people go though that every day also.

Nanna Jones

Skylar, there are white lives matter groups. One is called the KKK. Another Skinheads, white supremacy, racism, bigotry, the list goes on and on. You can look them up. There is a list. But one name you won't find on that list is BLM!

Why do you think we have HBCU's? what is the purpose behind them?

Why do you think we have Miss Black America? What is the purpose?

Why do you think we have black history month? What is the purpose?

I wish we could have continue to be separate but equal. Because if you think for one minute that being under the age of 55 have allowed you to miss sub human treatment of black people, you are definitely part of the problem.

Do you know the definition of sub human? LOL! It's in your dna. You can't help it.

I really don't care what ANYBODY think of me. I really don't care how a white person judges me. You can look me up and down. I'm looking back. Because I know skin color doesn't make a person better than me. It is a sick non human that can actually look at someone and assume they are smarter, classier, of a higher status, and actually more hueman, yes, I spelled it correctly, hueman than anyone else.

EJ Worton

This is the best way I have seen it explained...

If you are a Christian, and can’t hear #BlackLivesMatter without feeling the need to respond with a criticism that “All Live Matter,” then crack open your Bible and hit up Luke 15.

Don’t have it handy? Let me summarize.

There are 100 sheep, but one goes missing.

Jesus leaves the 99 and goes after the one.

The 99: “But… what about us? Don’t we matter?”

Of course the 99 still matter, but they’re not the ones in danger.

The one is.

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