Kathleen McCartney The President of Smith College says she is sorry for writing "all lives matter" in an email she sent out. Her juvenile minded protege were outraged over her choice of words. They don't emphasize the racist thinking that prevails and many wrote back angry emails that showcase the lower level of intellect that is being cultivated in this school. Sad!
Apparently she wrote the phrase in the subject line of an e-mail she sent to students at the school. McCartney reiterated that she was attempting to show support for students protesting the grand jury decisions, where police officers were not charged in the deaths of unarmed black men.
With the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in particular, the internet has been on fire with the phrase/hashtag "Black Lives Matter." McCartney's kinder interpretation of the phrase that read “All Lives Matter” offended those who wish to keep a focus on racism, claiming that her wording diminished the focus on the victimized black lives. This kind of rationale is disturbing to say the least.
“We are united in our insistence that all lives matter,” is what she wrote in the email that has created a racist frenzy. The rest seems to have been conveniently overlooked...she went on to say that she supported the protests by adding, the grand jury decisions...“led to a shared fury… We gather in vigil, we raise our voices in protest.”
It seems like a nice person can't write nice things to others privately anymore. The phrase “black lives matter” is itself racist and her wording was simply a nicer touch. The uproar over choice of words is an example of profound misunderstanding that is coming from the college level thinking that should be better than that. Claiming that she was invalidating the experience of black lives, by using a kinder phrase is bullshit!
Sadly Kathleen McCartney felt the need to apologize and did so in another email, stating that she had made a mistake “despite my best intentions.”
The real problem is not what she wrote, but how stupid people choose to interpret her message. Hashtags/phrases don't always refer to the same thing, anyone can use the trending topics to attach anything that they want to it, just to draw more attention. Even idiots know this!
Summing up this news item of no significance, it is becoming more and more difficult to be politically correct. All I can say is this, it's a sad day when a nice person has to apologize for writing something nice.
Political Correctness is Out of Control!