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Dallas an example of understanding between black lives matter and all lives matter

July 13, 2016

The snowstorm that had been raging for days with high winds had snow-drifts measured in feet not inches was slowly letting up and it was now time to dig our way out. But this was not to be because our plow was broken and we were looking at weeks of shoveling. Instead word got out to the families in the area and soon we had a crew of kids and adults shoveling the way clear to the highway, with me thinking only in Alaska do you find this unity of people. Where without being asked one family helps another when there is need….. well I was wrong.

A couple days ago I read an article about the new black panthers party wanting a separate nation, no doubt partially born out of the frustration because of the shootings of young black men by law enforcement officers. A separate nation, really, how will that make their lives better? I can also see frustration arising because of the violence that ensues in places like Baltimore, Chicago, Louisiana and Ferguson Missouri during marches in protest of those shootings, but this also will still not be rectified by having a separate nation.

Is everyone so blind that they do not see that the violence was caused by a few within that protest. Can you not see that the parents, family and friends of those shot just want the government to see how angry and frustrated they are and not that they want to destroy business and start a riot. A lot has been said against black lives matter because of their myopic view that the police are shooting only young black men. But something happened that made me realize that just like in those riots during the protests it is a small number inciting violence that makes us think all black lives matter people are out for vengeance.

A hint of a solution was seen right here in Dallas the other night when a group of black lives matter demonstrators and all lives matter demonstrators confronted each other. Now one would think this is like lighting a match while soaked in gasoline, I did, but the results gave me pause and allowed a glimmer of hope to shine when the black lives matter people crossed the street and confronted the all lives matter people. They talked…. cried…. hugged and then they prayed together because they realized that indeed all lives do matter.

Here in Dallas
we were witness to a small example
of people working together
to end the hatred
if only
this example of understanding
would spread.


Please take a minute and watch this video



3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2016 6:29 pm

    I saw this on YouTube. It made me cry and feel connected. Something we all need more of.


    • July 14, 2016 7:19 am

      7/14 11am just a few moments ago the news carried a story that said the people from both groups have banded together and are reaching out to other states… wouldn’t it be nice if that seed planted here in Texas spread across our nation.

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 14, 2016 10:05 am

        Indeed it would!! It seems they’re showing more of this on the news instead of fueling the hate.


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