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Working together for peace

Ed Townsend - Columnist
Posted 6/22/20

Everything said today somehow gets into disagreements between opposing views.

There is no doubt we live in strange and difficult times.

We could say there is a debate across our country between …

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Working together for peace

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Everything said today somehow gets into disagreements between opposing views.

There is no doubt we live in strange and difficult times.

We could say there is a debate across our country between those using the slogans (both of which are, in a sense, obviously true and each of which is obviously compatible with the other).

We talk about “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” and indeed one is a consequence of the other.

How did we get here? How did these two phrases come to express disagreement with one another?

Some believe the philosophy of language can help us understand what's going on.

The slogans conceal one central point.

A recent poll found that whites are less likely to support Black Lives Matter and less likely to think that blacks are treated less fairly than whites in a number of different domains.

A survey by a religious research institute found that 53 percent of Americans think discrimination against whites is as significant a problem today as discrimination against blacks and Latinos.

In today's society everything is out of control and certainly our world we live in is not perfect.

We find it difficult to understand why all police officers are getting judged as a whole for just a handful of racist ones.

Our world is not perfect and the advancement of racial slogans along with burning and damage of personal property does not solve but tends more to hurt the problem.

Some say the black lives matter issue has become controversial rather than solving the problem.

Lets work together in a peaceful approach with no politics involved for everyone's life.

Ed Townsend provides year around "Beyond The News"coverage in this column with over 60-years of photojournalism analysis and insight. The column can also be read on his Web blog at http://bght.blogspot.com

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