There are certain issues that should (but usually don’t) transcend politics, ideology, religion, race, creed — all the things that usually divide us. As the self-described Southern conservative author of the article below points out, the idea that #BlackLivesMatter is one of them.

A fellow conservative recently accused me of being politically correct because I said that there are valuable aspects to the Black Lives Matter movement. Well, whatever the movement represents, the key issue seems to be the human personhood of black people. The statement ‘black lives matter’ is pregnant with meaning given that US society in general has not historically taken it seriously.

It is tragic that African Americans often think they must make the statement at all. It is also sad that more Christians do not rise up in solidarity with black folks who see its necessity.

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