At a time when so many people of color and our allies are taking to the streets to push for racial and economic justice, I couldn't help but take a moment to pause - not just for George Floyd and his family, but for the tragedy of our repeating the past...over and over...and over....and over... Watching protests over George Floyd's murder and the thousands of others suffering his fate in our cities today, I am reminded that this is also the day in 1921 when an entire community of fathers, mothers, children, lovers, neighbors, coaches, teachers, clergy, aunts and uncles, business owners, nurses, doctors, lawyers and so many others, were senselessly murdered. Almost 100 years to the day of the Tulsa Riots, we are still debating, marching, protesting, and crying over the loss of so many of our loved ones.
Someone once said that the definition of insanity was...doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Well, this is classic, textbook insanity... We continue to revisit the most painful racial and social divisions, over and over again.
In the movie The Help, there is a chilling scene when Viola Davis (the first African American woman to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting (Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award) asks a question of a bigoted woman who has created havoc for her and other maids - "AIN'T YOU TIRED"?
We'll I'm asking you, aren't you tired of this cycle!