We don’t have to accept the way things are

If you’ve read this week’s Newsletter Fiasco, you’ve already seen this. But I wanted to share it again because it has been weighing on my mind…

We are living in one hell of a moment. A moment where we decide if we support justice or if we are content to ignore injustice to preserve our own tranquility. Can we continue to allow our police departments to instigate violence against the very people they are sworn to serve and protect? Can we live in a society where unprovoked assault on journalists happen dozens of times in a single weekend?

Justice isn’t only about punishing wrongdoers. Justice is the active presence of equitable treatment. No state can be called just when extra-judicial killing is tolerated. We live in a society that provides military equipment to police while doctors are begging for masks.

None of this is new. The oppressed among us have lived this their whole lives. That many of us are only now getting mad is an indictment of us. The past cannot be changed, but we can act for a better future. A future where Black lives matter. A future where those who enforce the law are held accountable to it. A future that provides for the safety and well-being of everyone.