“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today is the first day of February, also known as Black History Month.
This last year gave rise to an increased awareness of the injustices that have been shown to people of color both in the past and the present. These problems have existed in America for hundreds of years now, and the unfortunate fact is that we still haven't come to a full resolution.
With a history that goes this far back, it can be easy to lose hope, especially for those who are still struggling under the weight of oppression and injustice.
But as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, it's always the right time to do the right thing. The best thing we can do is keep working to move forward, each of us doing our personal part by choosing to treat others the way we want to be treated, regardless of who they are, what they look like, or what they've done. This isn't an easy task, but it's an essential part of building a society of inclusion and equality - so out of love for others, let's work together to treat each other better.