“History can’t be a sword to justify injustice or a shield against progress. It must be a manual for how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, how to break the cycle, a roadway toward a better world . . . the path of grace involves an open mind. But more importantly, an open heart“. President Barack Obama (June 26, 2015)
While spoken on the sad occasion of the funeral of a minister (Rev. Clementa Pinckney) who was killed along with eight others in a mass shooting in his Charleston, SC church, the words seem to fit the tragic shootings in Dallas, Minnesota, and Louisiana this week.
- Two Black men and five police officers were killed. We surely need a ‘roadway toward a better world’ in America.
Rest in Peace:
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