What if we lived in a country where opinions didn’t outweigh facts? Would the other side be as outraged as they were oblivious? Could we start having real conversations about what’s going on in our country? Or would we continue to let the opinions of others divide us when in reality we have more in common with each other than we do with them.
What if I said the Black Lives Matters movement wasn’t a group of thugs or terrorist that catered only to black people. But it was actually a battered cry for help. From our civilian community. From the great men and women who risk their lives everyday to put on a cop uniform. Even from our oppressor. Just to say enough is enough.
What if I told my son that if he gets pulled over by the police to be extra polite, smile, don’t put any bass in your voice and make sure your hands are seen at all times? But he still becomes a #hashtag. When did complying become a threat?
What if I told you instead of trying make America “great again” we should be trying to maintain the reputation as the world’s greatest country? America is beautiful, scars and all. There is no place after first. I love my country, but there is always room for improvement.
What if taking a knee is the first step to taking a stance? No one has all the answers, but pushing toward something better than this is what we need to do together as a country.
What if we got to a point where I wouldn’t have to ask what if? Where it all becomes a reality. That sure would take a lot of pressure off my shoulders.
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Author: Ty Mitchell
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