The following is a statement that was made for the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship upon the news of the “No Indictment” decision from the Grand Jury examining the case against Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown.
The tragic irony of the grand jury decision from Ferguson, Missouri coming so close to the Thanksgiving holiday is inescapable. We should be preparing dinner, not a cultural war. In a metaphorical sense, we should be talking about how many more people we can put around the table, not how many more people will be turned away. This ongoing struggle between black and white is a global disgrace and the combination of this decision and the deluge of news that we sift through also highlights how we are asked to “choose” where we put our attentions for justice. You see, the media and the ignorant would have us believe that…
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4 responses to “No Dinner Plans”
What a moving, sane and loving reaction to this sad news. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome. I am somewhat comforted that many, many people are struggling to understand that what is right and what is legal aren’t always the same thing.
Thanks for reblogging this, and for that awesome comment you left me earlier. I’m checking out some of your other stuff now 🙂
Welcome! There’s eggnog over on the table…