Grammy Award-winning Christian hip hop artist Lecrae is deploring the popular "All Lives Matter" mantra and movement because he thinks it's insulting to the black community.
On his Instagram page (@lecrae), the rapper posted a photo that says, "I won't keep calm, I have a black son." He then wrote a lengthy caption, stating he will never stop sharing his opinions about justice.
"The #AllLivesMatter hashtag is like spitting in the face of black folk," he says. "It comes off as extremely selfish and unsympathetic to a mourning person. Not because all lives don't matter. Of course they do. But it's very clear that black lives don't to many in this country."
Lecrae explains that no one ever goes up to lung cancer patients declaring, "Folks with breast cancer matter too!"#AllCancerPatients matter" because that's an insensitive thing to do.
"True faith stands up for the oppressed and the broken," he continues. "Obviously, many can't see the systemic effects of racism and abused authority. Many can't see that racism has stained this country because they are privileged to not see it."
Lecrae adds that Christians who claim that "preaching the gospel is all we need" ignores how sin really affects infrastructures and societal systems.
"They project blame on themselves when they see these kinds of posts. You assume my anger is at white people and not white supremacy. No, there are many 'woke' white folks out here. Allies and friends. But if you ever trusted in anything I've said, if you've used my words to stir your hope or joy, then trust that same voice now. This is an epidemic that school books or church services haven't taught you," he says.