After last week’s post about good news deserving equal time, I’ve been searching for good news stories. I found plenty of videos about people saving other people from subway tracks in the nick of time. I guess that’s because they always have those cameras at the subway stops.
I also discovered a brief article about this photo of people surrounding a baby in a stroller in Dallas:
The best story I’ve found, so far, is about two groups with different agendas managing to come together. As reported in The Dallas Morning News, after hours of marching, the Black Lives Matter protestors had become smaller in number and “stationed themselves across the street from counter-protesters waving American, Texas flags and a black-and-blue version in honor of police.”
I wouldn’t exactly call them “counter-protesters,” but the potential for tension and conflict was there.
You can read how this situation unfolded here: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20160710-lives-matter-we-are-all-americans-dallas-protesters-counterprotesters-come-together-with-police.ece
This moving video from the story holds the keys to hope. Be sure to watch it all the way through:
The two groups came together at the perfect time in their journeys. The Black Lives Matter protesters had been walking for hours by the time they came to a small group of people standing up for police lives. The people who remained in this time and space were dedicated. They were ready. They realized that they did not have to be on opposite sides of the street.
It’s not a story that is likely to be given a lot of attention, but it’s a story that matters.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. __ Margaret Mead