“Glory” Receives Oscar Nomination

One of the most striking parts of this song is the line that states “Justice for all just ain’t specific enough”. In the midst of police brutality and the killings of numerous unarmed black males over the past few months,  a profound movement has gained widespread support: #blacklivesmatter. However, it has received its fair share of criticism, and many people have pushed back with the more “inclusive” slogan of #alllivesmatter. What they fail to realize is that a campaign telling the world that everyone’s life matters is not needed. “Everyone” is not being shot down in the streets by police officers, only to be left in the street for hours. “Everyone” is not being set on fire by vigilantes as they attempt to rest on a public beach. Everyone is not, and has not been, oppressed for centuries.

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