The healing hashtags we need to see

 
Posted1/23/2022 1:00 AM

There's so much unrest in the world today, lots of noise all over the place, just full of hashtags addressing racism.

#I CAN'T BREATHE

 

#HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT

#BLACK LIVES MATTER

#BLUE LIVES MATTER

#ALL LIVES MATTER

#WHAT DO WE WANT? JUSTICE, WHEN DO WE WANT IT, NOW!

Last Tuesday was a day set aside to focus on racial healing. The only way racial healing will take place is when we take off the foggy glasses and look at it, and accept the reality. It's racism, alive and well.

As a nation, we must come together. When we walk into rooms, a room of education, law enforcement, government, housing or health care, we should ask ourselves, "Who is missing and why aren't they here?"

Then do something to change it.

Change begins with ordinary people. It takes a village and it will take time. Dr. King said, "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

I say, "We must open our hearts and do the work. It's the ultimate way to bring about racial healing, if we want it."

Let's do as the ants. The ants eat the elephant one bite at a time.

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I hope to see the day when I can hear a different kind of hashtag. The kind that lifts us up.

#WE ARE ONE

#LET'S STAY TOGETHER

#WORK TOGETHER

#LOVE ONE ANOTHER

#LET'S HAVE A DRINK

#YOU'RE EQUAL

#YOU'RE INVITED

#LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

#YOU MATTER

#LET'S DANCE

#YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL

#SEE NO COLOR

Regina Brent

Aurora

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