UNITY vs UNDERSTANDING
By Liz Barnes
Liz is interning with Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet and studying Social Welfare and Political Science at Gordon College in Wenham, MA.
Being understanding is the beginning of unification.
We can’t be unified if we can’t see eye to eye on this issue.
Without understanding with cannot have unity, but we cannot have complete unity without agreeance.
While understanding is a predominant factor in what unifies us, we cannot mistake that for mutual acknowledgment of this issue.
If you understand that black people are being killed at an alarming rate, but you still counter the black lives matter argument with “all lives matter."; you’re not with us and you still don’t understand.
In order for us to be unified, we must understand and agree on this matter.
that every black life matters.