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Joinsquad.com Black Lives Matter

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    Our team has refrained from posting content since last week, out of respect to the events unfolding in our world right now. We have strongly felt that it was (and remains) inappropriate to self-promote during such a time of crisis.


    We recognize the complexities of brands stepping forward and inserting themselves into important conversations, and while we weighed this heavily - we also feel that staying silent on this topic could inadvertently suggest complicity. So it’s time for us to make it very clear:


    Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with everyone fighting against injustice and police brutality. We stand in solidarity with the Black community. As many important figures have stated, we recognize that it is not enough to simply be against racism - we must be actively anti-racist. ...

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    All lives matter yo, not just black ones. But I guess cause I'm white saying that it makes me a racist.
     
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    imagine being so insecure that you think "black lives matter" means white lives don't
     
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    What a pathetic statement from you.

    Of course all lives do matter. No one is going to disagree and say that there are lives that don’t. Black Lives Matter simply points out that black people's lives are relatively undervalued in the US. "All lives matter" serves as a blanket statement used to diminish black/PoC issues.

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    I don't see any problem either by "all lives matter" and "black lives matter". Both can be used in a respectful way and both can be used with a political agenda in mind.

    I suggest to try to assert the intentions of your interlocutor before starting to attack each other because your discourse doesn't match 100%. It may happen that your ideas aren't that far away, and you were acting on incomplete data.
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    I couldn't agree more with this individual's opinion, But this is an individual's opinion. Not everyone uses/interprets a slogan the same way. That's both the power and the danger of slogans, that are generic and overly simplified.

    I would like to see a bit more debate to assert the meaning, intentions and beliefs of whomever is in front of you before the condescendency and/or the insults make an appearance.

    But I know I ask too much.
     
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    "We do not support stances that are by the common sense evil", nice virtue signalling.

    I would love to know the context of this. Is it because the police killed a man who happened to be black, that made you post a statement that you are against racism?

    Or is it because everyone else is doing that atm and you need to feel good about yourselves?
     
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    surprised you're not just locking this thread tbh
     
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    Can't say I did not thought about it, but as long as people stay civil, I don't see a problem with debate.
     
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    'virtue signalling' is one of the biggest myths in political culture in the past few years. imagine if every time your friends did something nice you accused them of faking it. it's insanity
     
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    You know it was JoinSquad that posted this right?
    http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/39020-black-lives-matter/
     
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    I'm afraid Squad devs are not in PRTA forum, so your questions will be unanswered.

    You do realise that the original post is just a copy of a news post by OWI, that gets copied automatically here, right?

    Here's the link, to further clarify: http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/39020-black-lives-matter/

    PS: ninja'd by Chav
     
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    OWI donated 25.000 USD to BLM and NAACP. They also acknowledge issues within their own organisation (recently a team member was removed because of racist conduct) and that they need to work on it. What are you doing to address racism?

    I guess you feel pretty good about yourself.

    The two options you raise clearly show that you are part of the problem.
     
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    High horse attitude never changed anyone's mind, just saying.
     
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    High horse attitude definitely changed my mind on systemic issues of policing:

     
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    You only get accused of being on a 'high horse' by people who know their morality is in the dirt
     
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    xD
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    Nice ad hominem there, mate.
     
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