Jul 4, 2020

July 4th ~

It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin
 to take note of the things you are grateful for, you
 begin to lose sight of the things that you lack....

The United States of America was founded on
 ideals of freedom, justice, and liberty, and each 4th
of July the nation takes a moment to reflect on those 
ideals and celebrate the country’s independence. 

Of course, it’s important to recognize that the
 ideals people look at as profoundly and inherently 
American have never been equally bestowed 
to all citizens or people of this country. 

So this Independence Day, it’s important to 
remember the people who have sacrificed to make
 the United States a safer, more just, more free land,
 and it is just as important to reflect on the ways
 that different groups of people are granted different
 freedoms and liberties in this country . 

One of the most patriotic acts you can do this 
4th of July is to look inward, reflect on your own 
privileges and biases, and make active choices to 
ensure the America that exists in reality is one that 
exemplifies values and moral fortitude for all. 

Happy July 4th everyone.  This year it's different, 
but we can still have a good time while staying safe.

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is
 about embracing one another’s uniqueness.  
The time is always right to do what is right...