Tuesday, January 19, 2016
It's not over
I have friends who recall their efforts, their marches, their boycotts, their sit-ins and petitions and protests on behalf of civil rights.
They look at me, puzzled. Why are we still talking about this? We did this. It’s over.
But of course it is not over. African Americans are still being shot and/or jailed in disproportionate numbers.
Immigrants are still being expelled – their families torn apart.
Still others are reviled (or worse) because of their particular religion … or because of their sexual orientation. Or gender. Or transgender.
It will probably never be over. So whatever we do to encourage all people to treat all people with respect and compassion is stuff that has to be done.
Perhaps it will always have to be done. So, even if you are tired/exhausted/discouraged … do what you can.
If you happen to live in or near Loveland, Colorado consider coming to the Museum/Gallery at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 21. You will be inspired by Dr. George Sevens’ tribute to Dr. King. It may even encourage you to keep on keeping on.