PEACE: The Awakening
Our nation’s peace has been rocked. Many are feeling fear, anger, and sadness now that our new President has banned travelers from several Muslim-majority countries. The very fabric of our nation is being torn apart by discrimination based on race and religion.
We must hold on to our peace while exercising our Constitutional right to protest. Moments of chaos in life demand that we hold tight to tactics that bring about peace. I have to say that I am very proud to see the rise of peace for change, because it turns all positive actions into reality.
As we reflect on some of the great civil rights pioneers during Black History Month, we can rediscover the path for obtaining progressive justice — a roadmap for uniting all people to realize the dream of “one nation for all.”
Educating ourselves on the positive outcomes from peaceful protests can relax an anxious mind. History shows us how people that don’t necessarily look or believe as we do can like us can bring blessings into our lives. Each and every one of us is the descendent of immigrants.
Just as a garden blooms with many colors, our diversity breathes life into the nation. Peace can be found in our differences, because it ultimately makes us stronger to fight the real threat: hate.