A cry for justice, May 2020
From Stuart Macdonald, Acting Principal of Knox College:
You think it can’t happen again. And then it does.
It’s been a horrible week, at the end of a horrible month.
And now another African-American man has died. A police knee on his throat.
“I can’t breathe.”
And we could all see that he couldn’t.
And we saw George Floyd die.
This is a song of anger, and pain, and lament.
It is based on Psalm 83, and was written a few years ago by Wendell Kimbrough.
It was sung a few years ago in Charlottesville, the Sunday after white supremacists marched through that city. It is a song we need to sing at times like this, praying that we may someday not need to sing it.
It is a cry for justice, in the face of injustice.
It is a cry to God.