Doing life with brothers and sisters who do not look, smell, sound, vote, spend money, spend time, sing, chew, dress the way we do is highly detrimental to one’s sense of superiority. Residing next to, working and worshiping alongside, breaking bread with them–what a liability that might invite.
We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters. If not, we will perish.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) July 8, 2016
Do not seek out or celebrate diversity in schools, in workplaces, in zipcodes if you want to retain an almighty sense of fear about what might transpire. Set boundaries, gerrymander precincts, build the wall high enough to harbor your own, oh for the love, just worship at the altar of Safety for upon our invented sense of Safety does all wisdom flow.
Extreme gerrymandering in America is a sin "from which our democracy is unlikely to recover anytime soon" https://t.co/05rdtD7WkJ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 22, 2016
By no means should you come close to those whom you serve. Under no circumstances should you place yourself in situations where you might be uncomfortable, unappreciated, possibly unarmed.
NJ Police Chief Approves Racial Profiling: ‘Check Out Suspicious Black People in White Neighborhoods’ – https://t.co/quBCx9tE6I
— Charles Roberts (@mrcharleyr) May 7, 2016
Pray for the Differents, just don’t try to Make the Difference. Follow the hashtags from a safe distance. For the love, just keep your distance.
Philando Castile. Alton Sterling.
Never coming home.
Black lives matter. Not just as a hashtag, not just in all caps, in real life.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 7, 2016