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  • Writer's pictureRegina Leonard

Standing with #BlackLivesMatter

We are living through both an unprecedented time in history and a moment that has been a very long time coming. I admit that as a white person, I will never fully comprehend the extent of hardship and racism faced by the black community, but I am fully committed to listening and to supporting those causes that support equity. Because #BlackLivesMatter and it's time for positive change.

"And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity."

"The Other America," Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gross Pointe High School - March 14, 1968

"How many times must my people ask why?

How many times must we watch another mother cry?

And if we were you, would what you've done be enough?

Would our reactions be as hard on you as yours are on us?

How many more marches will it take?

How many more days like this until we break?

And if you were us, how much more could you bear?

How many "I can't breathe"s before you care?"

"How Many More," Crys Matthews, singer-songwriter - June 2, 2020


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