The following is collection of black voices in America. I will only include a portion of what they wrote or said here. Click on the links to see more. We need to hear more African American voices than just the likes of Al Sharpton, Cory Booker, and other favorites of the Left.
"I write to you with great concern for the future of our country and the black community. Like most Americans, I too am angry over the killing of George Floyd. His death was a monstrous act, and former police officer Derek Chauvin deserves to have the full weight of the law brought against him. If the video we witnessed is accurate, Mr. Chauvin must be imprisoned for a long time.
sadness reaches well beyond this single tragedy. The riots, looting and
violence which have occurred in cities across the country will not
reform, heal, unify or improve the lives and safety of black Americans. In
fact, these actions are radically regressive and self-destructive.
businesses are burned down, the owners are assaulted and essential grocery
stores and pharmacies are destroyed. Cops and innocent bystanders are victimized
and killed. The irony is that the victims are primarily those for whom the
rioters claim to be seeking justice. History teaches us that communities
wracked by riots and looting do not recover easily, if at all. They tend to
become more impoverished and dangerous than they were before the upheaval. . . ."
ourselves in the civil rights era. After the Civil Rights Act was signed into
law, we, as a people, should have done what Dr. [Martin Luther King Jr.] asks
us to do in his 'I Have a Dream' speech.
And that was to go back into the communities and build, because
But when you
think about what happened after King, after the riots of the ’60s, we
perception of racism became a business because we started having affirmative
action programs and racial preference programs."
Brand Tatum explains How to End White Privilege:
Larry Elder writes what is behind the Left's call to reform the police era in his article, Police Force Diversity.
"The racial 'diversity' achieved by city police departments, as in New York City
and Los Angeles, has not and will not stop charges of "institutional
racism" as long as the true intent of many of the
"reformers" is for black criminals to go unpunished."
Ben Carson reflects on the death of George Floyd and its aftermath:
"We’re in the place where we say, ‘Well, the
president has to do this, or the government has to do this, or the mayor has to
do this.’ No, you have to do it. You start right with yourself in
your own home. … Are you helping your fellow man and facilitating his
betterment? Or are you exacerbating the situation? If we all begin to think
that way, it makes a big difference."
Taleeb Starkes shares What Are The 5 Issues Facing Blacks in America?:
"Liberal politicians in Illinois and across the country have fanned the flames of anger over the past several years. Their policies and worldview emphasize government as the solution to all problems, except, paradoxically, when we need police. Our mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has been unable or unwilling to put a stop to the violence in the streets of our home city, in part because she has been unable to offer a strong defense for good law enforcement agents doing the necessary work of making our neighborhoods livable.
Lost in the
liberal messaging is the reality that the foundation of our society is the rule
of law. The tragic killing of George Floyd reminds us that we need better
training and screening for police officers. But the vast majority of the law
enforcement agents in our nation advance racial equality, and help black
Americans participate in the American dream."
" 'Well, you don’t have to agree with everything. Just pick out the good things in the #BlackLivesMatter movement,' I’m told. Really? Let’s apply that same logic to another example. I’ve been repeatedly approached to partner with New Black Panthers in anti-abortion billboard campaigns. We agree on the violent injusticeLife Has Purpose.
#BlackLivesMatter. But Truth matters. As a Christian, the Church should be
leading on these issues instead of sheepishly following a deceptive movement
hostile to the Gospel."
might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true
plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has
been called 'systemic racism.'
need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities."
Meeke Addison writes 3 Reasons Black Lives Matter is Inconsistent with Biblical Christianity:
God care about justice? Absolutely! In fact, God says of Himself in Isaiah 61:8,
'For I, the Lord, love justice.'
What about life? Does God care about life? Of course! Psalm 139 powerfully communicates the value, worth, and sanctity of human life.
concerns for life and justice are woven throughout the Bible, and the two
are not mutually exclusive. So we as Christians should care
about justice and defend life. Likewise, we must make sure that our endeavors
to plead for justice or defend life don’t inadvertently align us with covert missions
and agendas that seek to undermine God’s standard of holiness.”