Poet Anthony McPherson Gives Us A 19th Century Rendition of All Lives Matter

The increasingly diverse world we live in today forces us to address controversial issues that ultimately impact everyone, one of which is the “All Lives Matter” rhetoric which, depending on the view point one holds, means so many different things to many different people.

But how do you express your thoughts on the phrase, particularly when it is used as an argument against a belief in the fact that “Black Lives Matter” in a time where racism still actively exists?

Through his powerful poem that was performed at the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam, Anthony McPherson takes on a role as a fictional slave owner who attempts to justify his stance on why “All Lives Matter”, and in doing so, shows that an attempt at race relations truly has to be colorblind.