As you can see, there’s a lot of work to be done. Laws to change, customs to break, people to hire for jobs that will help heal our community instead of harm it. The first thing to do is to defund or even disband your local police. From there, we may begin to build stronger, more cohesive communities.
black lives matter
Pain is an essential function that calls attention to a problem; the worse the problem, the worse it hurts. As this pain deepens and becomes more consequential in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, demands for peace and order directed at demonstrators are clearly made in bad faith. The underlying condition must be addressed before it will stop causing pain – without justice, there can be no peace.