WILL WE MOVE THE NEEDLE TOWARD JUSTICE?

Blog by Associate Colette Parker

We have been here before.

I’m hoping this time will be different.

I’m hoping this time we can be honest.

I’m hoping this time we can confront the ugliness of who we are as a nation.

I’m hoping this time America is willing to acknowledge the lies it tells itself about race.

I’m hoping this time the cries of the oppressed will be heard.

I’m hoping this time we can get rid of the idea that white lives matter more than others.

I’m hoping this time we will embody and practice justice.

I’m hoping this time America will change.

Countless people have risked everything to persuade our country to live up to its stated ideals. They marched. They were surveilled by the government. They were beaten with batons and bullwhips. They were tear-gassed. They were blasted with fire hoses. They were attacked by dogs. They were lynched. They were murdered.

We have been here before.

If we fail this time, what will history say about us?

Posted in Associate Blog, News

6 responses to “WILL WE MOVE THE NEEDLE TOWARD JUSTICE?

  1. Dear Colette,
    That is a very serious question. I think it is very difficult to survive without hope. Like you, I continue to pray and hope.

  2. Thanks, Collette. We can’t fail this time! Please God, peace and justice can be our legacy. We must work and pray for that.K

  3. And we must start by changing NOW the demilitarizing of all police forces—urban/rural And putting in cultural diversity training. Columbus has a sizable Latino population and other ethnic groups the force lacks language and cultural awareness. Police and residents need help in getting to know one another

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