What we are trying to do in America - what we've been working at for the last 250ish years - is not easy for human beings to do. It takes work, by each generation, to establish it, to maintain it, and to improve it.

It's worth a fair bit of discomfort. Protest is not necessarily an act of hatred, but one of pain, of love, of wisdom, of longing.

Against our will comes wisdom, through the awful grace of God