• Having said earlier this week that it will no longer sell "All Lives Matter" t-shirts on its website, Walmart said yesterday that it "will continue to sell other variations, including ‘Blue Lives Matter'."
“We fundamentally believe all lives do matter and every individual deserves respect,” the company said in a prepared statement. “However, as we listened, we came to understand that some, but not all, people using the phrase ‘All Lives Matter’ in the current environment intentionally minimized the focus on the painful reality of racial inequity.”
NJ.com writes that "'All Lives Matter' is widely panned as a way of trying to obscure the Black Lives Matter movement, which is focused on systemic racism and police brutality. Many have pointed out using 'all lives matter' as a response to Black Lives Matter dismisses white privilege and the devaluing of Black lives."