America passes the Voting Rights Act, and follows it right up with more Gerrymandering and black voter suppression. The Selma March makes history and changes the world, and then people think “Mission Accomplished“. It wasn’t. We fucked up the endgame, as we always do.
Please don’t let that happen this time.
Change is hard. Really hard. It will take a sustained effort from absolutely everyone to end this national psychosis. We can do it, but we have to make that effort. We’ve done it more recently than you might think: odds are you have a living relative older than the right of a black American citizen to vote. We can make that kind of change again now, but we absolutely have to keep pushing.
Now I said all that to say …
My previous post spoke to an album about these issues and more. I wrote that post as people took to the streets, and here we are two weeks later and it’s taken me that long to point you specifically to the Black Lives Matter track on that album, which was really the point in the first place. Two weeks.
Don’t sleep. Just because we are making progress – and we are, slowly – doesn’t mean we’re anywhere near done.
Listen to the track. Do the work. Make the change.