In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.
All photos will appear without color.
“Nobody’s ever improved on the ideal that all are created equal and that we should love one another as we love ourselves…. I don’t know how it feels to be black in America.
“I don’t know how it feels to walk down the street at night and feel eyes of suspicion. I don’t know what it’s like to carry the worry for my child simply because they are black. I won’t pretend to.
“I am a human being who loves people, all people. I believe all people have inherent human rights – to live, pray and love as they choose or how they are born into this world. I believe that love, respect and understanding of each other is a light to guide our way. Our collective heart should break with every injustice brought to light. Our collective voices should be heard for each and every injustice brought to light, for there are many in the darkness. We must find a way to shine light on what is happening. Find a way to talk, Find a way to understand, Find a way to hold accountable those who won’t see, won’t understand and won’t love. I wish I knew the answers. I’m just a man who loves his family. And wants this world, this country, this life to be experienced to the best of any child’s imagination and ability. Without regard to color, creed, religion or sexual orientation. It’s just time that we understand that. Your child feels and loves My children feel and love All children feel and love Hate is observed and taught.
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com