I was just reflecting this morning on the different reactions to these four situations. I’m totally baffled for the vast difference between how communities reacted to the situations. The first two had the deaths of two black men at least one of dubious character. The second two cities saw the deaths of three outstanding white people, a news reporter, camera man and police officer, at the hands of black people.
The first two brought the President into action calling for federal investigations, huge riots and destruction of communities and cries of racism.
The second two, gained no attention from the federal government, no riots in the streets and no one saying much about racism.
There are a few differences that I can discern. The white community has no one like Al Sharpton stirring the pot. There is no underlying anger in the white community toward blacks. There may be some fear but not volatile anger. On the other hand, we have a president, Al Sharpton and others who seem to thrive on stirring up the black community. There is among many black communities, an underlying seething anger ready to explode given an opportunity.
The solution is for all people everywhere to submit to God, love Him and their neighbor as themselves and even to love your enemies. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
All lives matter so why is the reaction so different?