Gloria Steinem once said “the personal is political” … I have listened to women in the #blacklivesmatter movement and your dismissal of their cause reflects poorly on your claim to support real discourse. It is not falsely dividing us to acknowledge that black people are disproportionately killed by the police that we have armed to protect us. The women I have talked to are asking that we stop ignoring the deaths and seek solutions.
Black Americans are more than twice as likely as white Americans to be killed by police officers. Researchers agree that…fivethirtyeight.com
As a middle-aged middle-class professional white woman I have never feared for my life while being pulled over for a traffic stop. I doubt you have either….