this isn’t about me–it’s about US


i didn’t do anything special.
yeah, ok that’s my fave shirt and i bought some markers and posterboard at the downtown CVS before walking over to the #DontShootDallas rally at Main Street Garden.

but i just showed up.

and ok, yeah, i jumped in among the 96% non-white crowd, holding my sign and speaking from my heart.rally

which was apparently a big deal.

but i didn’t do it for me.

i did it for all of us.

in honor of all the people who don’t look like me, don’t have the same experience as me, but stood [stand] by me anyway.

i did it for every young non-white male who has fears that my white sons will never have.

i did it because people are hurting. and afraid. and feel like they’re alone.

i did it because the statistics are sickening.

i did it for the white people who want to take a stand but for whatever reason don’t. or won’t.

and i did it for the white people who prefer hate over Jesus-commanded love for our neighbors, regardless of their ethnicity.

so i showed up. for all of us.

FOLKS: 

we are all Michael Brown.
and Michael Brown is all of us.

what else do we need to motivate us to come together?

 

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