(BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS) — This past Tuesday Johns Hopkins philosophy professor Chris Lebron spoke about his new book, The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea, noting the work is a response to the election of Donald Trump as president.

Lebron argues Trump won the presidency last November by “re-invoking the history of white supremacy,” and the victory “was a response to the advancement of people of color, which made some white people uncomfortable.”

The phrase “Black Lives Matter” also led to (white) discomfort, so much so that the alternative “All Lives Matter” was created as a counter.

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