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My thoughts, post Zimmerman Trial

I understand the pain on both sides of this issue, and my heart hurts for those so closely involved. Then again, I feel that perhaps we all must accept some responsibility for their pain, collectively. It isn’t that we don’t know how we got here, and we do know how to prevent it, but the process is so tough, so difficult. Hopefully the words below might help remind us what we can each do from this day forward to make our world better:

When indeed shall we learn that we are all related one to the other, that we are all members of one body?

Until the spirit of love for our fellowman/woman, regardless of race, color, creed, or sexual orientation (added by author) shall fill the world, making real in our lives and our deeds the actuality of human brotherhood–until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.

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~Helen Keller

I wonder how long it will take and how many of us will suffer before our society learns this. I pray we learn it soon. By now, we should be well on the road to getting there.

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  1. Beautifully stated, Sylvia. I think we have come a long way on the road to universal social justice. Sadly, there are roadblocks slowing our journey placed by those who benefit in some way by fostering racism, hatred, and violence.

    July 15, 2013
    • Earl, yes, I fear you are correct. There are those who benefit, whether it be financially, or to assuage their own biases.

      July 16, 2013

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