Why does it seem like some lives are more worth protecting than others in today’s world?
Throughout our history, we have found a way to divide our country into various versions of “us” versus “them”. They say the first step to healing is admitting you have a problem. Well, here it is, America. We have a problem.
Let’s stop screaming “Make America Great Again”. Let’s Make American People Great. Let’s show people how to be compassionate and empathetic towards others and their viewpoints. Let’s teach people that conversations are great, even if you don’t agree in the end.
Holocaust deniers are an extreme example of historical revisionism and one that we generally deny right back at them. However, what about the revision that we see in modern history against people of color? What about in 2015 when a Texas mother was absolutely horrified to hear that African slaves were described as “workers” in a map that depicted patterns of immigration in the United States?