It’s surreal to have come to this moment. In the last six months, I found myself constantly reflecting on the things that are happening around me. The adversities that I had to face, the way that social media controls our daily lives, the way that Covid-19 has forced us to reset and view the world from a different perspective. I hope those reflections have helped you because I know they helped me.
It’s hard to take the time to reflect in a time where acting seems to be more in place. Given the fact that our label is based on “countries, cultures, and citizens” we cannot be silent, but this should be a profound moment for everyone. It’s 2020, and we are still in a position where we find ourselves fighting for justice and equality. Now, it seems like we’re experiencing an even bigger reset than we had imagined. The pervasiveness of the smartphone camera and social media seem to be even more powerful than we thought. African-American culture (specifically) seems to play an even bigger role in our lives than we thought. And sadly, growth and development is not always linear and sometimes doesn’t seem to be happening at all.
We’re in a middle of a pandemic and while you might think that this should only bring us closer to each other, regardless of the color of our skin, the recent news only confirms that we still have a lot of work to do. With everything being filmed and publicized we can’t ignore what’s going on in the world. We need to take action and we need to take action today.
I hope you can find peace of mind to look at your own position during this time and acknowledge that there is obviously something very wrong. Not only in the US, but also in the rest of the world. I hope that upon looking, you’ll learn to do the right thing. And that you wouldn’t let your voice go unheard. It may require hard work, but growth and development never comes easy.
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