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Black Lives Matter seeks to sharpen focus

In this July 8, 2016, photo, a man

In this July 8, 2016, photo, a man holds up a sign saying "black lives matter" during a protest of shootings by police, in Washington by the White House. Credit: AP

To those who criticize the name Black Lives Matter, I say, enough already [“Black Lives Matter slogan called ‘racist,’ ” News, July 11].

We get it, you don’t think the term is politically correct, and you say it should be All Lives Matter. But using that logic, should the National Association of Colored People change its name to the National Association of All People? What about the Sons of Italy? Sons of All Countries?

Focusing on a particular problem does not detract from any other more universal situation.

Black Lives Matter in no way implies that other lives don’t matter. It means we need to draw attention to a specific problem.

Tedd Levy, Bellmore


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