Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Taking a Knee

It is not about the flag. 
It is not about the national anthem. 
It is not about the military. 
It is not about 45.
It is not about sports leagues.It is not about sports, professional or otherwise.

It is about:
#AbdirahmanAbdi
#AiyanaStanleyJones
#AkaiGurley
#AltonSterling
#AlredOlango
#AmadouDiallo
#AnthonyHill
#AntonioMartin
#BruceKellyJr
#CharleyLeundeauKeunang
#CoreyJones
#DanroyDJHenry
#DeborahDanner
#DelrawnSmall
#DontreHamilton
#EdsonDaCosta
#EddieRussellJr
#EricGarner
#EricCourtneyHarris
#EzellFord
#FreddieGray
#JamarClark
#JerameReid
#JeremyMcDole
#JocquesClemmons
#JordanDavis
#JosephMann
#JohnCarwfordIII
#JohnathanFerrell
#JonathanSanders
#KaylaMoore
#KeithLamonScott
#KimaniGray
#KorrynGaines
#LaquanMcDonald
#McKenzieCochran
#MeaganHockaday
#MichaelBrown
#OscarGrant
#RekiaBoyd
#RenishaMcBride
#PaulONeal
#PhilandoCastile
#SamuelDuBose
#SandraBland
#SeanBell
#SylvilleSmith
#TamirRice
#TanishaAnderson
#TerenceCrutcher
#TravaresMGill
#TrayvonMartin
#TonyTerrellRobinsonJr
#WalterScott
#WilliamChapman

At first, I was just researching the names I remembered off the top of my head. Then, as you can see, things snowballed. I took the time to read about each human being. It was emotionally overwhelming. My heart still physically hurts, but I feel like it was important for me to do.

Obviously, this list is not comprehensive. If you want to add a name, please place it in the comments or email me. I will read their story and with a heavy heart, add their name.

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