An end to the riots must focus on the black lives lost to police brutality. It must focus on the police brutality deployed against protesters. When that is accomplished, the rest can be addressed.
A sermon for the Day of Pentecost, 31 May 2020.Preached at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN. https://youtu.be/Auy7tHw535s
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
There are many good reasons to die. Money, nationalism, politics, and elections are not any of those reasons.