A Few of the MANY Celebrities at the Women's Marches all over the World.
Sir Ian Mckellen
Two very alarming changes have already been made on the White House website. Reason, empathy and progress must be fought for. I hope this isn’t indicative of upcoming policies but fear it obviously is.
Also I just edited this post to add my own screenshot: the White House’s website for combating antibiotic resistant bacteria is gone too.
I want to note that most of the great steps of social progress in American history were *not* made by presidents or politicians acting of their own accord. America thrives in a state of constant *peaceful* revolt. Protest, political dissent and civil disobedience are what change things.
Voting is great and we need more to do it, but the women’s suffrage movement didn’t get voted into victory. Republican President Nixon (Nixon!) didn’t create the Environmental Protection Agency because he had an environmentalist’s stance on the Earth.
It’s important to always remember that when people wield their concerns and press power to answer for itself, they change the world.
(Images courtesy of screenshots from a friend and from myself)
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took his national anthem protest to the next level over the weekend when he held a camp for hundreds of young people of color in Oakland, California. He took a page out of the hometown’s history to impart these lessons.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!”
- Martin Luther King Jr.,
delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.