Each of us has a part in making the world a better place
As I watch TV and talk with colleagues and friends, I am filled with great disappointment and sadness, as well as hope and belief in a better future for everyone. I am disappointed that we are still fighting the same battles that we were fighting back in the ’60s when I marched for justice for all. I am filled with hope when I read the words of one of my friends as she shared the story of crying in front of her daughter and explaining why. Her 10-year-old then asked, “Mama, how can we make it better?”
For every negative story and ignorant remark, there are 10 people who respond with ways we can make the world a better, safer place for everyone.
We all need to keep being part of the solution, not unknowingly part of the problem. We need to keep working together to make this world a safer place for everyone. No one should be treated differently because of the color of their skin. No one should be afraid when a police officer approaches them. Everyone should expect and receive equal justice under the law.
Each of us has a part in making the world a better place. For some, it is speaking out more in defense of our black friends and neighbors. For others it is peacefully marching or teaching their children or grandchildren about the history of racism and how they can help to see that history does not repeat itself.
For me at this time of my life, it is running for office so that I can help enact legislation that will help ALL people. We have to keep talking, and listening and working together, so that we all can reach our full potential and live our best lives.
Let’s start the conversation today.