Like righteous Lexington, Massachusetts, our white heterosexual suburb loves to hang banners celebrating Black Lives Matter and a rainbow of LGBTQIA+ victimhood (see “Our faith calls us to affirm Black Lives Matter…”).
To these, neighbors have recently added “Thank you essential workers,” “Thank you frontline workers,” and “Thank you first responders” signs.
Driving west on Rt. 117 to some suburbs that contain at least a few authentic working-class people, if not a significant number of black or LGBTQIA+ people, there is a glaring exception: a house sporting a “Thank You All Workers” sign.
Is this sloppiness? Or hate speech along the lines of “All Lives Matter”?
- https://philip.greenspun.com/blog/2019/02/23/our-liberal-suburb-as-experienced-by-the-pastor/ (in which a person identifying as “brown” and LGBTQIA+ tries to fit in)
- “History Of Slavery Professor Explains The Mistake In Saying ‘All Lives Matter’” (Elle UK)
- “FACEBOOK GROUPS ARE FALLING APART OVER BLACK LIVES MATTER POSTS”: She only bans hate speech or threats, but during the Black Lives Matter movement, she started banning “all lives matter” content because she considers the memes people shared to be hate speech.