We all must choose a side. There is no middle ground when Black Lives are at stake. Choosing to maintain violent silence in the face of stark injustice that is continually taking the lives of Black folks in this “great” country is very clearly aligning with a side, and it is not the side of truth, justice, equity, and empathy.
I agree with everting you said. We can’t maintain silent amidst injustices. I also see the similarities between now and then: Thanks for writing this.