Davit’s tale begins with Mher, the great King of Sassoun (a historically Armenian province, west of Lake Van). Unfortunately, he was getting old, and he and queen Armaghan had been unable to produce an heir. They were visited by an angel who informed them that the queen would bear a child, but they would both die in exchange. They agreed, and nine months later Davit was born, and his parents passed away.

With Mher gone, Sassoun was invaded by Melik of Egypt, and the Sassountsis (people of Sassoun) were forced to pay tribute. Davit was sent to live with his…

And why justice just isn’t enough.

George Floyd was killed on May 25th. Since then, we’ve discussed, debated, and educated ourselves. We’ve had protests, riots, and looting, and I’ve addressed all of those in my previous two articles. We’ve engaged with the topic of racism and injustice on a scale we haven’t seen since the 1960s. However, once #GeorgeFloyd and #BlackLivesMatter stop trending, and we grow tired of protesting, we can’t stop the work of improving our country. Protests were only the beginning. Now begins the work of enacting long-term legislative change.

We Must Expect More From Our Politicians

I ask that you watch Mayor Bill…

And why we can’t lose sight of what’s at stake.

Attacking the innocent is never appropriate, nor is destroying one’s own community. While I do think that for many, defacing and burning police cars is an expression of exasperation, most protesters don’t want their communities and businesses torn down, or the inhabitants of their neighborhoods hurt.

It’s why people like MMA fighter Jon Jones have been actively stopping people from graffitiing buildings. It’s why NFL players like Auden Tate, Ray-Ray McCloud, and Isaiah Rodgers have been stepping in to clean up after protests. …

And why it can’t stop mattering next week.

(Civil Rights, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Stephon Clark, George Floyd)

Why It Matters To Me

Whenever a police car passes by, I know that more likely than not there are good officers inside, that they mean well for me and my community, and that I’ll be safe. However, even if small, the chance that they’ll abuse their power is inordinately more dangerous. As a result, I have to contend with each encounter as if my life is in danger.

I have to justify everything I do and everywhere I go.

I have to hope that my tail light isn’t broken if I’m driving (Walter Scott).

I have to think about…

Levon Brunson

Computer Science student at Brown University, hometown Boston.

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