By Joe Forrest | InstrumentofMercy.com
Published in August of 2018
SUMMARY: A detailed, highly researched article that balances historical, cultural and biblical narratives and chronicles the systematic oppression of Black Americans. Forrest cites loads of research and clearly makes his point at the beginning of the article that he wants to move the reader from understanding (empathy, listening) to what can be done to change (action).
KEY QUOTE: “It is ignorant, disrespectful, and a benefit of privilege to dismiss cries of “Black Lives Matter” by firing back “All Lives Matter” without acknowledging that, in some sections of our society and throughout most of our history, black lives have not mattered.”