It backfired when some people are now saying "All lives matter" which defeated the original purpose.
Most Helpful Girl
Well I would say no, if we're speaking about the USA.
The "black lives matter", doesn't mean "ONLY black lives matter", although it might sound like it, it is not. There is in a sense a hidden "too" at the end of it, BUT the thing about the "black lives matter" statement without the "too", is that it focuses on the black people. Yes everyone's lives do matter but the problem right now is black peoples lives. That's basically what it's saying.2
Most Helpful Guy
What about Native American lives? Yep. No one on this fine "American" land obviously gives a fuck about the real people of "America".1