My grandmother worked in the Lower East Side for 38 years at an organization that primarily started to create opportunity and equitable healthcare access to immigrant families and moms who were struggling. Came across this passage from the founder, and her words uttered in the 20th century appear to have been written in our 21st. Telling that this conversation has not evolved much. Clearly, neither has our political will or leadership.
I don’t have pleasantries; Democracy is a grand experiment, and despite the white-washed MLK quotes now uttered, his last 3 years of life highlighted the apprehension he had for society, including progressive White people. I hope, for the sake of our next generation, America can embrace the future instead of fear it. Until then, our collective work will be a testament in sacrifice to a day where that possibility becomes reality.
So I guess the only thing to tell the people reading this: make your work matter. Not simply for yourself, but for others.