Time for an inspirational video. Here’s one of my “Go To” people when I’m looking to be uplifted and motivated: the Rev. William J. Barber. Here he’s dealing with the events of Charlottesville and the issue of “Who Is a Racist?” and is somehow able to bring the idea of systemic racism into the conversation (“It’s not then just a statue. It’s the statutes.”) without being boring or pedantic. And what a way with words! How can we resist wanting to be “moral defibrillators that revive the heart of this country”?
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