The atmosphere was tense in this country following the highly publicized killings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, by police officers earlier this month. It became dramatically more so when a young Afghan War veteran decided to retaliate by killing five police officers with a sniper rifle in Dallas, Texas.
Issues that are this politically charged are frustrating to talk about because both sides tend to speak past one another. “Black lives matter.” “No. All lives matter.” “Do they really, though?”