Here is another voice, a voice of reason on the oft-distorted and twisted real meaning of “Black Lives Matter”. It’s not that other lives do not matter – it’s been always taken for granted that they do – but the recent slogan – looking at the grammatical implication – is that BLACK LIVES MATTER, TOO. Thanks for this beautiful piece.
It was a little over two and a half years ago, right before I was about to be married that I was asked the question, “Are you prepared for what you and your family will experience seeing as how you are marrying a black man?” Being a white girl raised in Salt Lake City, Utah I was offended. The man I was speaking with took notice to my offense and simply said “I don’t mean to hurt you, I just wanted to make sure that you were aware that things will be different than I think you are expecting. Things will be harder.” I explained that I was fine and that things were going to be great.
Two and a half wonderful years later, our son is now 5 and our youngest is almost 2 and the woman that I am now often looks back at that day and wishes…
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