Love 'em or hate 'em, it's hard to discount the power of Black Lives Matter's Minneapolis chapter. In just a short time, it's brought scrutiny to racial disparities in policing, changed the way Hennepin County deals with officer-involved shootings, and moved the governor to put real money behind changing Minnesota's embarrassing discrepancies in black-white prosperity. With 40,000 followers, Black Lives' Facebook page has become the go-to site for the state's discussion on all matters race, generating thousands of comments. While the discourse isn't always pretty, it isn't supposed to be. The simple fact that people are convening to talk is the first step forward.