A few months ago, I and probably millions of others shared a video of Randall Stephenson speaking. He clearly stated why “all lives matter” is a hurtful response to “black lives matter”: it misuses a trivially true statement to dismiss real experience. He encouraged meaningful personal conversation with examples.
I recently encountered a post by Francis Su that is similarly worth your time. https://mathyawp.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/race-space-and-the-conflict-inside-us/
In the news that week were the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both African-American men. It felt strange to me to have this dinner and keep things at an oddly superficial level when there was this national tension going on. So I created an opening, mentioning my own concern about the news, and asked: “How are you all feeling?”
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