He also smartly noted that every family and individual is going to have to address racism differently. It just starts by recognizing it’s there and saying something out loud.
My Life Lessons in Rust Belt Racism
Kim Kingsley

Racism truly is a problem that is evident. Even though many leaps and bounds have been taken over the centuries, the issue is not completely resolved as many of us would like to think. It’s also not just a matter of black and white either, this involves all people from all parts of the world. It is a global problem, but has a special hold of our nation.

We must make it personal. If we look at the problem in general, there is nothing that we as individuals can do. However, if we break it down, and just do what we can in the opportunities that are given to us, even creating opportunities to fight for what is right, changes will begin to occur little by little.

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. shared with us his dream of equality. It is beginning to take effect, but is still not complete. We all play a part in protecting the liberties of all people. We can choose to make a difference, however small it may be.

We can change how we view people of all types and nationalities, first personally, then reaching out and helping others do the same. We can see everyone as equals, because that’s what we are, brothers and sisters in one human race.

But let’s do it with kindness in our hearts, remembering that no one is perfect, and that we are all progressing every day. Let’s fight for what is good and right, not exaggerating or dramatizing present or past events.

Let’s change the world by changing ours.

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