State of the Union – Your Life Matters

“Your life matters, and we are as committed to improving your life chances as we are for our own kids” [said the President, with a straight face]

Via With “Your Life Matters,” President Obama Changed the Debate Over Police Violence and Race – Mic

My take: The sad thing here is that when scared rural whites see “Black Lives Matter” they read “Only Black Lives Matter” when protesters actually mean “Black Lives Matter TOO” — and this unspoken difference hints at how very close our values are to each other, even when they seem entirely disparate and intractable.

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