“I'm against the Black Lives Matter as a political movement because it is a racially essentialist movement. You could even say it's a racist movement. I know that's a very radical thing to say, and I don't mean to cast aspersions. I just mean literally it essentializes blackness.
All lives matter. Now I know you can't say that because the meaning of those words now, in context, is freighted with a whole lot of other stuff. If you say it, it's like saying 'Blue Lives Matter'. It's taking sides. It's like being 'anti-anti-racist'. But it's just true.
The notion that race is the central thing driving these outcomes is wrong. It's just in error. People should be disabused of it.”