Black Lives Matter! (again)

Pay attention white people!
When I say—as I did in a talk yesterday at the university—that Black Lives Matter, I’m saying something positive and generous and restorative. Don’t be silly or stupid or defensive or reactionary: I’m not—and no one else is—saying ONLY Black Lives Matter. I’m following the lead of the brilliant young African American activists who are pointing to an obvious fact and putting it on the front page: in these United States Black lives have historically been devalued and exploited through law and policy and politics and practice. That fact is an attack on all humanity, and that fact is what all of us must confront and destroy if we hope to be whole and free.
Black Lives Matter!

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