We are at a pivotal moment in the history of the United States. For centuries, we, as a society, have encouraged, or at the very least tolerated, repression and violence against the black community.
But something has changed. Perhaps we are worn thin by the crushing weight of the global pandemic, unfathomable job loss, and the heartbreaking severing of social ties required by social distancing. With the murder of one man, George Floyd, one more name on an unconscionably long list, it seems that there is a collective agreement that, finally, enough is enough.
It is incumbent on us to stop, to acknowledge and honor the struggle, and to express our unequivocal support – in words and in actions – for the Black Lives Matter movement.