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Posts Tagged ‘The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’ + New York Times Op-Ed 9/4/15 + The “Black Lives Matter” movement is ‘not asserting that black lives are more precious than white lives.’; Catherine L. Johnson;’

The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’

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“…The “Black Lives Matter” movement focuses on the fact that black citizens

have long been far more likely than whites to die

at the hands of the police, and is of a piece with this history.

Demonstrators who chant the phrase are making the same declaration

that voting rights and civil rights activists made a half-century ago.

They are not asserting that black lives are more precious than white lives.

They are underlining an indisputable fact

— that the lives of black citizens in this country historically have not mattered,

and have been discounted and devalued.

People who are unacquainted with this history are

understandably uncomfortable with the language of the movement.

But politicians who know better and seek to strip this issue

of its racial content and context are acting in bad faith.

They are trying to cover up an unpleasant truth

and

asking the country to collude with them.

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ICANFEEL_SKIN_LEAD:BLACK_2015_CATHERINELJOHNSONI CAN FEEL: YOUR SKIN                                                      Catherine L. Johnson   2015

 

 

 

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Please note:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/icanfeel-summer-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-skin-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/icanfeel-skin-2015

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“I/Thou”- the sacred/humane practice of the Golden Rule

is EMPATHY

which counters WE v the “OTHER”.

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE