No white-skinned person lives with the daily reality of a 400-year-old legacy of fearing for their safety and for their opportunities because of the color of their skin.
"Black Lives Matter" speaks to the soul and conscience of what this nation is supposed to stand for. A letter to the TA labeled those words painted in front of our state house as "vandalism," "defacement" and "a political statement."
Black Lives Matter is not a difference of opinion. It is a truth we have shamefully disregarded. It is right and necessary that this message be seen and heard anywhere and everywhere.