What would he think today? I think he'd have his head in his hands for about 30 seconds and then he'd say "We still got a lot to do here." He would have been in Sanford, Fl, Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis, and D.C. He would have been busy and sad.
I feel powerless as a white woman. I can't travel to any of these troubled places because I have a regular every day job working with children. I do stand for the underdog and caucus in my state. I talk about important issues with my children. I talk about important issues with my students. I put my arms around the bully on the playground and hold the hands of students having a tough day. I wipe tears away. We need mayors and the police system to retrain, rethink how they do business as usual. We need people to understand our political system better and know that if they vote for a republican candidate they've voted for the top 10% and for big money, big corporations; not for main street or manufacturing. We need a better way and we need it to happen right now. Truthfully we need a revolution. We need nonconformists. Let's make this the year to change a few things; change what you can. Do what you can; make a difference.