GoLocal Prov: When Will They Ever Learn? —Senator Harold M. Metts

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Senator Harold M. Metts, Guest MINDSETTER™

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis ignited anger, frustration, disgust and anxiety around the world and in myself. From slavery through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Jim Crow era, systemic racism continues today as evidenced by the disparities faced by black and brown people, right up to the outsized effects COVID-19 has had on us.

I have to remind myself of Romans 12: 21, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” I have to remind myself of the nonviolent protests of the 1960s and the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.”

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