“Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” From “No Man Is An Island” by John Donne.
It is imperative that we do not get into a protracted or worse, vicious debate about which lives matter more or less. If we do, the ignorance and prejudice we seek to end will further heighten and the fissures and divides will only become more pronounced.