On May 25th of 2020, the murder of George Floyd sent shock waves of grief and confusion throughout our world. And this past week – nearly a year later – onlookers held their breaths as they eagerly awaited the results of Derek Chauvin’s trial. After months of pain and processing, the guilty verdict provided a sense of relief for many. Institutional racism can be challenged. Internalized racism can be addressed. Broken systems can be mended.
This guilty verdict is going to be a turning point in our country. It is undoubtedly going to bring about change. But the question we must now ask ourselves is, what will the change look like?
In many ways, the answer to this question is dependent on us. It is dependent on the choices that we make right now, and it is dependent on how we choose to respond to one another.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Miles McPherson