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#BlackLivesMatter - Should The GOP Embrace This Movement?

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Improving the lot of ( coloured is an antiquated term) is not a specifically partisan issue. 

However, conservative  Republicans tend to be protective of the police and don't seem to join in criticism of the police very much. 

This isn't to say that #blacklivesmatter is about being anti-police. I certainly don't see it that way. My impression is that it's about the way US society and the media deals with black crime victims , and black people who've been arrested who've died in police custody.   

Republicans in my opinion, tend to not see race as a factor in many situations that many people of color do , or see discussions of race as unnecessarily stoking conflict.  Sometimes they may be right, but often they are minimizing or obfuscating.

You'll get " black on black crime is what we should be talking about " " we don't see groups, we see individuals"  " oh, where is Al or Jesse? "  " it's easy , don't commit a crime,. Or if you're arrested , don't resist."

Is The GOP wasting a golden opportunity to gain African- American support? Should the GOP embrace #BlackLivesMatter