Surviving Strong

Black history month ends officially with the close of February, yet I propose we learn from the wisdom of African Americans throughout the year.  Professor Ibram X. Kendi sees racism as a relatively young, not-even-six hundred-year-old ill in our world but it has become a pernicious, metastatic cancer.  He finds few signs that we are making progress eradicating it but asserts, “Once we lose hope, we are guaranteed to lose. But if we ignore the odds and fight to create an antiracist world, then we give humanity a chance to one day survive, a chance to live in communion, a chance to be forever free.”  What steps do he and others suggest to make this powerful reality possible?

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