since the death of George Floyd. White people and others are rushing to learn what it means to be "anti-racist," the concept of policing is being reformed before our eyes, the news business is reckoning with its own biases and discriminatory policies, and corporate America is investing in social justice and civil rights causes.
Our so called president held a rally where the number of empty seats was greater than the number of people wearing masks, and armed white men casually roamed freely around the perimeter. Did TikTok fans and K-pop stars really organize to secure all those empty seats?! How cool! That, combined with the ongoing and very well-organized and multi-racial Black Lives Matter protests should give us all hope that the next generation is going to carry us through these darkest of days. Now if we could only get a running mate out of Joe Biden, we could ramp up the excitement among our ranks a notch or 2!
We are challenged to accept the reality of change as a constant on a daily basis, especially as coronavirus-related stay home advisories can make us feel stuck. But as our speaker, Kevin O'Leary, suggested earlier this month, we are in the midst of a major cultural shift, perhaps even a revolution, but we can't see it because we're in the middle of it. I think it's safe to say 2020 is not at all what we thought it would be at this time last year, and though our heads may be spinning at times, we are all investigating and embracing the changes as best we can.
We are working on plans for our July meeting, which will again be online. The focus will be how we can be better white allies and what we can do to address systematic racism. Do let us know if there are speakers or topics you would like to see us address in the coming weeks and months.
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