Why is it so offensive to say ‘all lives matter’?
This week acting Australian Prime Minister Michael McCormack uttered a controversial phrase. Defending previous comments in which he compared the Capitol riots to the Black Lives Matter protests, he asserted, All lives matter. McCormack was widely condemned for his remarks, including by Indigenous Australian activists, Labor and the Greens. His use of the phrase was reminiscent of One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s failed attempt to have the Senate endorse a motion that “all