Local white guy Kyle Newsom is a staunch supporter of the “all lives matter” movement, and he’s not afraid to be oblivious and confrontational about it.
“Of course, all lives matter,” says Kyle, “as long as you’re straight, male, not gay, and my friend.”
Kyle is proud to say that he has a black friend, but he doesn’t see color. “Yeah, I have a black friend, but does it really matter what race he is? I don’t see a black guy and think, ‘oh, that guy must be good at basketball because he’s black.’ I see a black guy and think ‘oh, that guy must be good at basketball because he’s a straight male and not gay or a woman.”
Despite his hard stance on who matters, he argues he has respect for everybody – as long as they don’t be too much themselves around him.
• The Terminal Times