John Pavlovitz – “Why We’re Going To Talk About Racism and Guns and Flags and Privilege… Now.”

“We are declaring without ambiguity that one side does not get to quiet the other.

If you love guns, you alone don’t get to decide that they aren’t part of the problem of violence.

If you are white, you don’t get to determine whether or not people of color aren’t still victimized by institutional racism.

If you fly a Confederate flag, you don’t solely get to decide whether it connotes history or hatred beyond your front yard.

If you patronize partisan media, you don’t get the final word about whether or not it is nurturing hateful hearts.

We all decide that together.”

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John Pavlovitz – “Why We’re Going To Talk About Racism and Guns and Flags and Privilege… Now.”