Family Perfectly Responds To Cop's Rant About Black Lives Matter Sign
The Cox family had a great response to police calling for a boycott of their farm after a family member posted a Black Lives Matter sign in a window.
Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia runs a popular fall festival with tractor rides and pumpkin picking.
An off-duty officer apparently saw the sign while visiting the farm with his or her family, leading the Fairfax County Fraternal Order of Police to call for a boycott in a now-deleted Facebook post. The post supposedly read,
The Cox family responded with a post on Facebook that did not apologize or make excuses for the sign. Instead, they patiently explained the Black Lives Matter movement isn't an attack on police officers. The family wrote,
They went on to say the Black Lives Matter movement's manifesto is "absolutely in line with [their] family values" of being "anti-racist and pro-justice."
The Cox family urged people to do their own research on the movement to understand what it's really about. They also encouraged people to have dialogues about Black Lives Matter -- either with the Cox family or on their own.
The family noted they thought they had a good relationship with the Fairfax police, who provided security for the fall festival and whose fundraising efforts the family supported over the years. The post said,
Apparently, about 15 years ago, some visitors boycotted the farm because the Cox family began waving rainbow flags in support of LGBTQ+ rights. The family kept the flags up, and the business still thrived. They wrote,