It is all too easy to forget that the civil rights movement happened not too long ago – if not within in our own lifetime, then for sure within our parents’ or grandparents’ lifetime. Yes, we have come a long way from that dark, but not-so-distant past of slavery & unequal rights, but yet there is still much more ground to cover. Unfortunately, racism, discrimination, fear, and hatred still abound in our society today.

We still need to mend as a country and as a society. So let us not forget this:  No matter our race, color, or creed, let us always be kind & compassionate toward one another and remember to treat each other as human beings.

– J

Blackbird © 1968 Lennon/McCartney