It's quickly become a Toxoplasma of Rage issue, hasn't it? If you aren't for the protests, you're a racist who doesn't understand what it means to be black in America. If you are for the protests then you aren't a real American and don't respect our military. Now everyone is trying to capture the "unity" stronghold. Everyone agrees that unity is a good thing, but they disagree on exactly what they should be unified about. Team? Friends? Blackness? Support of blackness? America? Right to protest? There doesn't seem to be much space for people to have qualified support or mixed feelings.
I was irritated at the behavior of W&M guy Mike Tomlin.
me be the first to say that at the moment I don't think unity is a
thing to be pursued, as everyone seems to have co-opted it into code for
"agree with us or you are evil."