True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. — Martin Luther King Jr
It’s MLK Jr Day so why does it still feel like for every step we take forward, there are dozens of steps back. And if I in my white privilege feel this, how much worse do Black and Brown American’s feel it? It weighs heavily on my heart but despite it, I press forward for justice.
I hope that the Biden Administration has a plan to change these numbers drastically.
When Justice Sotomayor say’s their names:
Justice Sotomayor opens her dissent in U.S. v. Dustin Higgs by saying the names of every person executed by the federal government over the past year. pic.twitter.com/KLHcRTWMIZ
— Sister Helen Prejean (@helenprejean) January 16, 2021
Clint Smith is a voice we all need to pay attention to!
And finally on Wednesday Amanda Gorman will read her poetry at Biden’s inauguration.
See you all back here on Wednesday!