I do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. But from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice. — Theodore Parker, Sermon on Justice and the Conscience
In a week where any understanding of the “moral universe” is incomprehensible and I am absolutely not seeing it bend at all towards justice for BIPOC in any way at all, (although if your bullets randomly enter the homes of white people, police get indicted) it is hard not to feel beaten down and defeated. I cannot even begin to imagine how the Black community must feel, and yet they continue to make their voices heard. They are inspiring and so I will add my voice to theirs, hoping that with more voices joining that change will eventually happen.
This week though I did find some amazing things!
- Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons An Enslaved Woman Fights for Freedom
- A Computer Called Katherine
- Let the Children March
Worthy books for any budding readers library!
Finally, I found these videos at Black Lives Matter: Six Poems
(And there are so.many.gems at Button Poetry…you should subscribe!)
That is all I have for this week, but I will be back on Tuesday joining with Honoré to share my word update! Have a good weekend all!