The term "All lives matter" is better than the term "Black lives matter" when it comes to battling racism
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You should know what “all lives matter” is.
BOP is shared. As a result, “pro did not prove what he is supposed to prove” is not to be counted as an actual argument. Con must be able to provide that BLM is the better term.
- All Lives Matter is not seen as a term used for promoting the concept that “All Lives Matter.” It is seen as a term advocating against Black Lives Matter. Such terms like this will never promote love between races if its base is on hate.
- Using “All Lives Matter” is a form of racial gaslighting that tries to generalize all types of racism under one and dismiss racism against blacks, which arguably is the biggest inequality so far as unimportant and selfish.
- While Black Lives Matter does not support all types of racism, All Lives Matter is no longer considered a term condemning racism, therefore won’t help at all
Argument 4: MisusesOf course we should not misuse ALM to respond to BLM and so downplaying the issue, but that does not undermine how true it is and how effective it is. Misuses exist, but just judging a phrase by its misuses alone is in itself fallacious. If your argument against going to school is "Hitler went to school too!", yet not acknowledging the practicality of school or anything else, and just giving an example of a failure from school, then it is a fallacy.
- ALM is no longer treated as an anti-racism slogan whereas BLM still is
- BLM indeed helps with other types of discriminations
All kids are special, thus my kid is special. [states why my kid is special].
- BLM, the term, only cares about racism about Black people.
- ALM, as a result, is more inclusive.
- With the terms defined objectively within this society, ALM is the better term.
- Misuses shouldn't be the main reason one criticizes the term itself
- If a term criticizes more kinds of racism with the same amount of words effectively when used properly, it is better.
- ALM does that better than BLM.
- ALM is the better term.
- Pro attacks my case, saying that I have not attacked his in the first round. With a 6900 character limit, this isn’t plausible. PRO also says that I have dropped most if not all of his points, which is false. If he wanted rebuttals in the first round he should’ve increased the limit.
- ALM has a terrible reputation, even painted as racist. It just isn’t logical to use a racist statement to battle racism. ALM is not seen as a term promoting “All Lives Matter.”
- The detriments of including all types of racism under one have outweighed its benefits. Using a simple analogy of classes, it is made clear that BLM’s single focus nature will be more beneficial to battling racism.
- ALM was created to be a retort against Black Lives Matter. No term based on hate will ever perform well in a problem about love.
- BLM’s individualistic approach will ultimately be better than ALM trying to solve all racism at once. This approach has and will continue to spark other movements each solving their own problems.
- ALM the phrase is more correct rhetorically(At this point it is almost a concession)
- ALM acknowledges a wider range of problems
- Basing a claim of its misuse is fallacious
- ALM solves the race problem with complete unity, and it doesn't see race, thus ends racism. With race different racism is much easier, and BLM and its likes are all keeping the concept of race going, resulting in a world in which racism is much more difficult to deal with.
- We are arguing the terms, not the movements.
- Rhetorically ALM is the more correct and more inclusive statement.
- Minus ALM's misuses which doesn't matter it is a better statement.
- ALM is the better phrase.
- Vote Pro.
- Much to my surprise, PRO has provided rebuttals in his conclusion. If I choose to respond, he should not take off conduct points, as he also provided rebuttals.
- PRO claims ALM supports BLM and its likes, which is proven false, as its definition is hate against BLM.
- PRO claims that by saying All Lives Matter, it erases the concept of race, and unifies everyone together. First, ALM is not considered an anti-racism movement, and probably never will considering its terrible reputation. Second, an ALM movement considers solving the problem out of equality, not equity (proven in before rebuttal). Not everything regarding race can be solved using one term. Different races are experiencing different racism, thus racism will still exist regardless if we are unified or not.
- PRO claims that because the literal definition of ALM means “All Lives Matter.” ALM is the better term. Again, this is completely ignoring the reputation which all normal people would consider.
- PRO continues to claim that misuses are meaningless which is false. Misuses can pant ALM’s reputation in a bad light, which makes it meaningful instead of meaningless.
- PRO claims that erasing race will erase racism which is true. But this has an awkward similarity to the dystopian book “The Giver” in which everyone is of the same race. The ultimate goal is not to erase people’s sense of culture, but to keep that and eliminate racism. An analogy to this is that while the immune system seeks out to kill bacteria, they do not want to harm the body in the process. Sure, killing the body might kill the bacteria fully, but that defeats the entire purpose.
- Removing race in society is not always a good thing. Though it may remove racism, removing someone’s sense of culture defeats the purpose of removing racism.
- ALM’s misuses stain its reputation, thus aren’t meaningless.
- ALM has an already terrible reputation, judging by how news sources and other articles are approaching this topic.
- Bad reputation, terrible effectiveness, and attempting to erase society’s sense of culture are the perfect recipe for a dystopian society.