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June 26, 2020

These days, it is hard to persist in the continued face of violence and hatred toward the most marginalized and oppressed in society. It is difficult to find words of optimism that do not sound vapid or naive. It feels impossible, really.

I have been rereading Baldwin — America's greatest public intellectual. His words so clearly capture the moment. And this, in many ways, is so utterly depressing, because it shows that nothing has changed in America.


I have no words to comfort you. It is time for a reckoning.

What I can say is this: Use this time of "shelter-in-place" to re-evaluate your values and how you want to live your life.



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