Politics and Love

Is the Phrase “All Lives Matter” a Helpful and Wise Response to “Black Lives Matter”?

As you are probably aware, all over the U.S. right now, there are people protesting George Floyd’s recent police-related death, as well as the disproportionate violence against black people (especially black men) at the hands of the police. You can read more about this here. As I have listened to my black friends, students, and… Continue reading Is the Phrase “All Lives Matter” a Helpful and Wise Response to “Black Lives Matter”?

Politics and Love

Are the President’s Criticism of the George Floyd Protests the Right Response? Violence Against Black Bodies

George Floyd is a 46 year old black man who recently died in an encounter with the police in which a police officer knelt on his neck while Floyd, who was not resisting arrest (surveillance footage shows this), was lying face down on the ground, telling the officers around him that he could not breathe… Continue reading Are the President’s Criticism of the George Floyd Protests the Right Response? Violence Against Black Bodies