http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21NVGreenBlackLivesMatter90115.html The "Black Lives Matter" Slogan Ignores Self-Destructive Behavior "Black Lives Matter" is a great slogan. As a black man, I agree that black lives matter just as much as the lives of any of our racial counterparts. But chanting, marching and hashtag activism isn't going to work unless we also are willing to see the big-picture problems affecting black America. Here's a hint: making black lives matter has little to do with institutional racism, white privilege and white cops. SNIP Activism advocating that black lives matter could have much more moral authority, and could be taken much more seriously, if it focused on actions devaluing black lives. These have very little to do with white cops and everything to do with self-destructive black behavior.