The problem is that in society all does not necessarily mean all means all. People get excluded all of the time. It is ok in society to separate undocumented refugee children from their parents at camps on the other side of the Trump wall because they are not as important as children and parents born on this side of the wall. Their children are not as important as our children. People on welfare or underemployed are not as important as those who are working. Some view them as lazy leeches and not as people with financial difficulties. People who speak different languages, were born elsewhere, practise different religions, have different families, have different skin colours, and so many others are thought to be less important than those who fit the "norms" of a WASP person. Too often, those who are shouting "All Lives Matter", really are just trying to maintain the status quo. Too often those shouting, "All Lives Matter," don't really mean all. Surely it can't mean those people?
It does mean those people. All refers to those people like me and those that are different. All means you, me and everybody else. All means no exclusions. Until we can truly say all and truly mean all, we cannot say all lives matter with any integrity. As soon as we say all, it automatically commits us to living lives where everyone is valued: black, white, Asian, gay, straight, English, French, Mandarin or Urdu speaking, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Buddhist, natural born, immigrant, refugee, male, female, abled or physically challenged, old and young. All encompasses the whole breadth of the human community. No restrictions apply. Blessings