Sunday, July 14, 2013

Silent No More!

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unless you have been off on a deserted island for the last few weeks, you are well aware that there have been countless hours and pages filled with news stories which revolve around race in some fashion or another, ranging from the Paula Deen case, to the "Dark Girls" documentary on OWN, to the Supreme Court decision regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to the fresh acquittal verdict of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.

Though I have opinions about each one of these news stories (and a few others that have floated across my computer and television screen), I have kept most of my thoughts private, save for the occasional conversations with friends and family members or a few "Likes" on the Facebook statuses of others. However, as of approximately 6:00AM this morning, I determined that I can be SILENT no more!