I Spent Blackout Tuesday Silent and Listening; This Is What I Learned

Do your research before fighting the fight

Sashenka Paatz
Koinonia

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Photo by Molly Belle on Unsplash

We’re being told as Christians not to turn the Black Lives Matter Movement into an All Lives Matter Movement. But this confuses me, because how can we not?

The only way I know how to prove that black lives matter is by quoting what the Creator of black lives has said in His Word. He doesn’t speak specifically to black lives, He speaks to the equality of all colours of life.

I think He might have done this on purpose, because we all have a tendency to have a prejudice against people who don’t look like us no matter what our skin colour is.

The only way I know how to prove that black lives matter is by quoting what the Creator of black lives has said in His Word.

I know some prejudices and racism towards certain ethnic groups are much more extreme than others, so this is what I’m not saying…

I am not saying we shouldn’t educate ourselves on the very real plight of black people around the world, and especially in the United States right now. It is absolutely heartbreaking and 100 percent wrong. We should stand up for justice.

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Sashenka Paatz
Koinonia

Canadian journalist, traveller and teacher with a passion for creativity, organization, teaching and advocating for others.