David Stanfield
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Love & Unity

Love & Unity

On the night of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, a white man walked into a church and murdered nine black people in the middle of a Bible study. This took place one mile from my home, and less than a mile from my office space.

The following Sunday, a good friend gave a talk that caused me to begin to think differently about the way I've viewed race and ethnicity my whole life. I wrote this short script two nights later at about 2am, wide awake and unable to turn it all off or retreat from it any longer. That talk by my friend made me remember how my whole life I'd heard phrases like "Love is colorblind" being put forth by well-meaning individuals. But the truth is, that idea completely and detrimentally misses the mark.

This video is, in part, a beginning of an attempt to wrestle with, work through, and process some of these thoughts.