Mike Pence Responded All Lives Matter on Juneteenth
Vice President Mike Pence responded All Lives Matter when interviewed on Juneteenth about Black Lives Matter and the outrage against racial injustice. This follows a major trend in the republican party of avoiding the term Black Lives Matter.
In an interview with Brian Taff on 6ABC Action News, Vice President Mike Pence was asked if he would say on air “Black Lives Matter”. To which the current VP responded to the call for equality and racial injustice by saying “All lives matter in a very real sense.”
Juneteenth celebrates the abolishing of slavery on June 19th. This Friday, June 19th and holiday Juneteenth, Pence refused to say the words Black Lives Matter. When anchor Brian Taff explicitly explained the usage of the terms usage as “Black lives also matter at a time in this country when it appears that there’s a segment of our society that doesn’t agree. So why will you not say those words?”
Vice President of the United States Mike Pence disagreed that there is racism in America, stating “Well, I don’t accept the fact, Brian, that there’s a segment of American society that disagrees in the preciousness and importance of every human life.”
There is a clear and obvious form of systemic racism within our society that remains unaddressed. White supremacy, an active form of racism in America, and white supremacist groups have been widely condemned by the public as a form of terrorism. On August 15, 2017, during his press conference, President Donald Trump expressed his views clearly when he mentioned there were “very fine people on both sides” in response to the Neo-Natzi White Supremacist protests in Charlottesville.
On Juneteenth, a day to be remembered in history to honor black lives and their freedom from oppression, an understanding and support of the phrase Black Lives Matter distinguishes you from a clear racist and a supporter of human life.
Many still choose to respond to Black Lives Matter with All Lives Matter, a phrase generally used as a counter-movement to BLM. All Lives Matter remains offensive and ignorant of the racial oppression and racial bias facing the black community. It is generally reserved for those who refuse to acknowledge the racism in America and only came about after the Black Lives Matter movement took off.
On Juneteenth, a day of solidarity, it’s clear when Mike Pence responded All Lives Matter, that he expressed his ignorance of this systemic racism.
It’s clear from the current highest powers in the Executive Branch that their is no such understanding of the BLM movement. While the current white house administration refuses to stand with black lives, it was made clear in this interview by Mike Pence, that there isn’t an acknowledgement of White Supremacy or racism to begin with.
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