Many of you are "shocked, shocked!" that black folk have taken to reminding you that "Black Lives Matter." Some of you are just peeved, but others of you are enraged. That's because you're used to distorting and diluting our history without much frontal challenge. You fail to realize that the nation has already set the standard for determining which lives matter and which don't. Black lives were excluded from the start.
-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 92