Black Lives Matter protester Julius Jones stated “all lives matter” is “actually a violent statement.”
Jones, appearing on “Wolf” Tuesday further stated that “black lives are actively under attack and we are in a terrible war with our own country.”
Julius Jones: This is a pressing issue and some people live in a world where it’s just a pressing issue in politics and some people live in a world where it’s actually our kids dying. And so if folks want to inform their own perspective on black lives matter, it’s the urgency that we see in the video of Sam Dubose, who got shot in the head point blank range in a car just for diving. It’s the urgency of Tamir Rice who was 12 years old who was shot literally for playing and it’s the urgency of Sandra Bland, the case that everybody knows. So temper, I would say temper your perspective with the urgency that black lives are actively under attack and we are in a terrible war with our own country, African-Americans are Americans and we are not treated like that. We are not treated as if black lives matter and when people say “all lives matter” it’s actually a violent statement because the only time that people say “all lives matter” is in opposition to black lives matter and it’s the most violent statement of love that you can do. It’s like “all lives matter!” yes, we understand that, it’s true, but in this country for the long time the United States acts like black lives don’t matter.