Why "All Lives Matter" isn't helpful
In his CNN series, “United Shades of America,” host Kamau Bell explores black representation and starts tough conversations on race around the country.
Bell sat down with Salon’s D. Watkins on “Salon Talks” to discuss the second season of his show, his book "The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell,” and why he thinks the All Lives Matter Movement isn’t helpful. According to Bell, “Black Lives Matter is a call for like we need to focus on this thing. If you say all lives matter, what you’re saying is I don’t want to focus on your thing.” Watch the video above to hear Watkins and Bell lay out a dummies guide to understanding the Black Lives Matter movement.Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.