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Published:July 13th, 2016 15:07 EST

Jennifer Lopez, All Lives Matter, & Why This Hispanic Is Against #BlackLivesMatter

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Jennifer Lopez has prompted a backlash across social media for a tweet which appeared on her account including the `All Lives Matter` hashtag.

The tweet was accompanied by an image of Lopez, 46, performing her Orlando benefit song alongside Lin Manuel-Miranda at a concert commemorating the victims of the Orlando shooting.

The tweet immediately stirred controversy on social media and the original post was quickly deleted.

The phrase `All Lives Matter` has come under heavy criticism from much of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. They argue that the counter-term misunderstands the phrase `Black Lives Matter` and interprets it as meaning `black lives matter more than any other lives` when in actual fact it is an attempt to highlight the fact that black people`s lives are relatively undervalued in the US and they are more likely to be the victims of police brutality."


You`d think that the innocuous phrase "All Lives Matter" wouldn`t be controversial, but in our country`s politically-correct environment it`s considered racist and dismissive of the concerns of the black community.

Whites and especially Hispanics are being pressured to get with the program and march under the banner of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

The frankly racist assumption is that Latinos have a natural affinity with Blacks, and that groupthink should apply and Latinos should make common cause with the BLM activists.

If anyone thinks there`s a natural affinity between the black and the brown races they should consider the history and demographics of Compton, or better yet they should study the history of mass prison yard riots. Whenever a prison yard riot breaks out, things revert to their fundamentals and it`s every race for itself. But sometimes the Latinos will join forces with the Whites against the Blacks, but you will never see the Browns and the Blacks unite.
I`m not arguing in favor for the segregation of the races, I`m a realist who sees things as they are, not as I would like them to be.

Where are the blacks when the issue is immigration, or any other issue that impacts the lives of the Hispanic community? Attend any pro-comprehensive immigration demonstration, and you will see multitudes of Latinos and Caucasians, but almost no blacks.

As an Hispanic my main focus is the advancement of the brown race, but I will speak out against racism whenever it rears its ugly head, regardless if Latinos, African Americans, Asians, or Native Americans are the victims.

I`m not gay but for over two decades I have been publicly advocating for equal rights for gays and lesbians. I`m not black but I`ve written dozens of articles condemning racism when they are the victims. I`m not a female but time and time again I have spoken out against the oppression of women.

Black lives matter, and I will continue to speak out against systemic racism that`s a heavy yoke on the necks of blacks, and other minorities. Black lives matter indeed, but the BLM movement is a loose confederation of anarchists, communists, and racists -- the only thing that binds them together is their loathing of white people in general, and white cops in particular.

Shame on Jennifer Lopez for bowing down to the god of political-correctness. I despise political-correctness and racism, that`s why I want nothing to do with the BLM movement.

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