Thoughts of one’s own mortality in and of themselves are sobering. Thoughts of one’s own murder that are not outside he realm of plausibility — even today — are even more chilling.
Your national wound analogy is genius. I never thought of it quite that way. When you look at this subject holistically, it’s clear why everyone should take part in examining and dismantling racism in whatever way they can. It’s not necessary for everyone to demonstrate; because if everyone’s demonstrating who will engage others in one on one conversations or write or hold workshops or teach kids about history? If people begin to learn about and deal with racism in their own way, wherever they are, healing of our national infection can begin.
Thank you for your insights!!
(Sorry about the delay in getting this posted, my friend. I thought I posted it minutes after the applause. Crazy day.)