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...