Firefighters Send Powerful Racial Unity Message; Goes Viral

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Firefighters from the Memphis Fire Department delivered a powerful communication on social media urging racial unity, and it soon went viral.

Following the racial tension in America stoked by professional racial grievance profiteers, Obama, Eric Holder and Al Sharpton, leading to violent riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, the firefighters wanted to crush the leftist narrative that only lives of people with certain skin pigmentation matter.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The photo, taken by Amanda Swain Photography, depicts five masked fireman, each holding signs with their respective race followed by the words “lives matter.” Except in each case, the race has a line drawn through it. Featured in the middle is a firefighter holding a sign with the hashtag #WakeUpAmerica.

Their message: All lives matter.

“What’s happening in Baltimore could happen in Memphis and we need to be aware of that,” said Amanda Swain, the photographer to WSMV.  “Everyone is affected. I know there is a certain group that might be the majority, I understand that. But in the city we leave in, we are multi-cultured. There’s a lot of brown, I’m brown, there’s a lot of white and there’s a lot of black people.”

Swain said she was approached by the firefighters to take the photograph.


Image Credit: Amanda Swain Photography

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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