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Morehouse pictures say more than words
Im reading comments and a few blog posts where people are criticizing the pictures from the Morehouse commencement where it rained and the grads got wet.
Criticisms about Morehouse not having a “rain plan” in place for the ceremony. Criticisms about how the institution was not worthy of having the President deliver the Commencement Address.
Is it just me, or do I think something entirely different when I see this imagery?
I feel proud, I see determination and resilience. I see a symbolism for what it means to be a black man in America right here in these pics… and I wouldnt have it any other way.
Rain, hail, sleet, snow… those of us with the right perspective still prosper. Been that way for some 400+ years. Even when the only way to walk a stage or take the next step in life is through worse conditions than those with more easier paved roads or sheltered paths in this society.
I see a KING adjusting his glasses looking determined to hear his name called and receive the recognition he has earned on this day.
I see myself, as I would do the exact same thing, drenched, heavier in a soaking robe, head held higher BECAUSE of the pouring rain.
Looks like the best commencement photos that I have seen from this past weekend yet.