#AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #SayHisName

We cannot be silent.

If you are more outraged by people having control over their own reproductive health care than you are by black people being shot, you have a problem.

If you are more outraged by a private email server than by black people being shot, you have a problem.

If you are more outraged by a same-sex couple holding hands or a trans person using a bathroom than by black people being shot, you have a problem.

If you are more outraged by calls for respect and kindness than you are by black people being shot, you have a problem.

If you are not outraged by any of those former things but also aren’t outraged by black people being shot, you have a problem.

And if you are outraged by black people being shot, we still have a problem. This country still has a problem that must be named and addressed.

How can anyone deny that our society devalues the lives and worth of black people when its not only so clearly happening in front of us, but also such a defining aspect of our history?

‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬

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