I tried and tried to write about racial justice today, about the agony of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (and so many others). I tried to write about the importance of the demonstrations, protests and marches sweeping Manchester, sweeping Connecticut, sweeping the United States and the whole world.
And I almost didn’t write anything, because what can I say that other people haven’t said far better? And who am I – a white woman – to say anything at all?
But I read this quote by Archbishop Desmond Tutu:
Black people in my town are suffering, and my humanity is bound to theirs. They need me — and I need them – and so I stand with them on my town green every day.
It is the same reason I socially distance and wear my mask: because we are all connected and we need to care for and protect and support each other. We do what we can, help where we can – say what we can – and hope that we add to the positive change in the world.
Read about the peaceful protests here.