Living and Loving in the Tension of Faith
When the Black Lives Matter movement began back in 2013, I didn’t get it. At the time, the murder of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer seemed to be a terrible one-off case that was the exception instead of the norm. I actually thought the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was racist in and of itself because it focused on one race and excluded the others. I classified the effort as an over-reaction because I had not personally experienced racism or recognized its pertinence in society. At the time, I responded to the movement with “All Lives Matter”.
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