This year has been one of multiple destructive forces, over which we have little control. Among the many, the Global Pandemic, out of control fires in the West, raging hurricanes in the South, Coastal and inland flooding, Protests, Riots, Looting, Hate Crimes, Police Violence against African-Americans and an increase in Racism. Black Lives Matter has come to the forefront through all the destructive and violent behavior. Many people are reacting in negative (destructive) ways to this.
I offer two thoughtful quotes, the first is attributed to Morgan Freeman:
“I don’t want a Black History month. Black history is American history; there is no white history month, The only way to end racism is to stop talking about it.”
I don’t know who first wrote this one:
I say “Black Lives Matter” because “all” didn’t cover Black when they said “All men are created equal.”
I say “Black Lives Matter” because “all” didn’t cover Black when they said “With liberty and justice for all.”
I say “Black Lives Matter” because they are still struggling with the definition of “all.”
Enjoy the show!
Joel T. Keener, Curator