Saturday, July 16, 2016

#black/#allLivesMatter Surprise! Saturday

You gotta watch this short video! 

The situation got tense when #AllLivesMatter counter-protesters showed up at a #BlackLivesMatter protest last Sunday in Dallas. Blacks raised fists in the air as they marched, and the #AllLivesMatter group held Texas flags aloft. The police in the middle talked with both groups encouraging them to keep  a safe distance apart.  Instead, two "ambassadors" emerged.
"There's a lot of tension going on right now," said Joseph Offutt. "We're here saying 'Hey, can we talk to somebody and see if we can get on the same page?'"
On the opposite corner, Black Lives Matter protester Ty Hardaway felt the same way. "How many times have we seen people marching... The difference with this one is, we're going to bring about change in this way: We're going to build a dialogue."
Ambassadors from the two groups came together to talk, and  brought discussion back to the wider group.

The blacks crossed over to the #AllLivesMatter side of the street, and there was embracing and prayer.

This is the sort of thing I was talking about in the  Diversity post I put up last Thursday.

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