These hashtags have used by many to call attention to an issue. This issue is has its roots in American history. This issue at one time threatened to divide our nation. This issue simply stated is this: all peoples should be treated equally.
Sadly, this is not the case. The color of skin has been a method by which people are judged and then treated. Pigmentation causes prejudice to show itself in some people. A skin tone is seen to be the factor that gives license to malign, mistreat, and injure someone.
In their book, Do All Lives Matter?, Wayne Gordon and John M. Perkins look into the issues of race relations, the recent history of race-related tragedies, and how to reconcile a shattered relationship between dark skin and light skin.
I found this people to be an insight and engaging. The book is open about the distrust that exists. It also gives hope that the shackles of racism can be unlocked and freedom to see each other as a brother or sister is available. We need to work towards it; one life at a time.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.