On being against hate
Will we let violence and hatred become common sense?
To believe so, to say so, is to say war is inevitable or even to say we are already at war. It is to say our reality has become either /or. It is for us to say that the victory of some is dependent upon the defeat of others. It is to say that the ties that bind us will become the ropes with which we will hang each other.
One side of the presidential campaign has already staked out their answer. For them it is not just common sense. It is the only sense.
The murder of two innocent black men by police lay bare a reality that black people already know. Violence is easily and too often a daily threat for them. It is not just political rhetoric or conversation. It is a reality.
More and more people who…
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