I applaud the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo for hanging the banner that said, “Black Lives Matter.”
I was saddened, but not surprised, that someone would remove it.
Even though racism today is not as blatant as it was when I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s in a small East Texas town, it is still ubiquitous in our society.
I am grateful there are people and organizations that are willing to have these difficult, but necessary, discussions about race and prejudice, and to take a stand on the obvious mistreatment of African-Americans.
I appreciate the value of having discussions with people who have different opinions and experiences from my own.
These interactions help me understand and soften my biases, allowing me to be more accepting of others.
Therefore, the world becomes a better place, and I enjoy a more interesting and satisfying life.