I am encouraged every time I see people taking their time and energy to continue to explain and clarify why #BlackLIvesMatter is critical to the welfare and well-being of every human on this planet. We can never be our best selves as long as we deny others the same opportunity. “Acknowledging the existence of one injustice does not the negate the importance of others. Acknowledging the humanity of another person, or of a specific oppressed group, does not deny the humanity of everyone else.”
So Black Lives Matter has taken over my newsfeed of Facebook again this week.
It all started with this picture, posted on the page for my employer, United Campus Ministries at TU, after we put a BLM sign out front of our building, and it was subsequently stolen Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. We promptly got another one to put out front.
I shared the picture to my personal Facebook page, and all hell broke lose. Immediately, the All Lives Matter and White Lives Matter crowd jumped all over this. So I posted an article by Leonard Pitts that addressed why All Lives Matter is insensitive and unnecessary.
And that set off a whole other can of worms.
So then, in my great wisdom, I posted this wonderful graphic.
And the whole thing happened over again.
And in the midst of this, I keep seeing patterns of thought from the…
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