The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and others, along with the story of Amy Cooper’s attempt to frame Christian Cooper, clearly shows that systemic racism is prevalent. These events reflect an ongoing, centuries-long pattern of violence involving police brutality, murder, false accusations, and criminalization of Black people.
Racism has no place in the world, and we need to come together to end injustice. To heal as a community, we need to transform society by understanding our fears and challenging oppressive ideologies, policies, and systems.
What can we do as a community to foster better racial understanding?
Be ready to have hard conversations.
And maybe start by understanding the Black Lives vs All Lives Matter dialogue.
Black Lives vs All Lives Matter
“Bob is sitting at the dinner table. Everyone else gets a plate of food except Bob. Bob says “Bob deserves Food”. Everyone at the table responds with “Everyone Deserves Food, Bob” and continues eating. All though everyone deserves food is a true statement, it does nothing to actually rectify the fact that BOB HAS NO FOOD!” (Adam Campbell)
BLM vs All Lives Matter
Everyone here at CrossFit 623 gets to sit at our dinner table and everyone gets a plate of tacos.
All are welcome in our doors.