In my lifetime I have seen a number of organizations and movements pull at the heartstrings of the African American community. In 1995 it was the Million Man March calling on black men to atone for their failings. Today, it is the Black Lives Matter movement that draws our attention and concern.
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Anyone browsing social media or watching network news is likely to be familiar with #BlackLivesMatter, #ICantBreathe or #HandsupWalkOut. They are terms that express the angst fueling a continuing clash between minority protesters and law enforcement after the tragic deaths of Florida’s Trayvon Martin, Ferguson’s Michael Brown and New York City’s Eric Garner.
For the past several weeks, those hashtag terms have been splashed on protest signs as part of a nationwide outcry against racial profiling, social injustice and raw bigotry.
But while attention has focused on slain Black males, there has been little attention to the deaths of …
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged #BlackLivesMatter, #HandsupWalkOut, #ICantBreathe, Dr. Alveda C. King, Eric Garner, Katherine Cross, Lakisha Wilson, Michael Brown, Qualecia James, Roe v. Wade, Ryan Bomberger, Tonya Reaves, Trayvon Martin