Racial justice activists and people of faith have come together around the country — in cities, shopping malls, universities, stadiums, airports, churches, water treatment plants, banks and more.
Bases include Cleveland, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, Ferguson, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Charleston, Raleigh, Minneapolis. And in CONNECTICUT (Moral Monday CT!): Hartford, New Haven, Newtown, New London, Bridgeport, Middletown, Meriden, Manchester, Farmington and New Britain. (Represent!)
“We’ve seen a continuation of the narrative that demanding that your life has value somehow takes value from someone else,” Alicia Garza, one of the national founders of Black Lives Matter has said. “At its most compassionate, it’s a denial of the fact that people are not treated equally in our country. At its most nefarious, it’s a deliberate distraction, a distortion of reality.”
To assert that black lives simply have value has been perceived by many in the mainstream and many “allies” as attacking and devaluing the life of other human beings.
If we actually believed that all lives matter, the assertion that oppressed persons have value would be celebrated as an act of devotion, patriotism, love…a prayer, a BLESSING, a SONG!
So, all together now, America: “Black Lives Matter!”
And let the people say: “Amen.”