Librarians Respond On Twitter To The Idea That They Shouldn't Have Opinions

"At their best, public libraries exist to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought racial policing and police brutality to the forefront of the national conversation. And, like anything that touches on race in America, it has also ignited fervent debate about the message behind the saying "black lives matter."

In a series of tweets, Storytime Underground, a collective of youth librarians, laid out a powerful argument for supporting the movement. While recounting the role of libraries in political issues over the decades, they explained why they should not remain neutral about this issue. 

The resulting tweetstorm was incredibly badass.