Chadwick Williams for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14
Why Change Is Coming
by Chadwick Williams
Thus far, 2020 has been nothing short of fascinating. From atrocious political scandal to the crippling viral pandemic, this year has been humbling and frightful. This environment coupled with increased awareness of racial injustice has led to a civil-rights maelstrom. The televised murder of George Floyd was a catalyst to the consciousness of the world. And so we all find ourselves in an awakening, a reckoning. Black folks have been in this place for much, much longer though — maybe forever. I remember feeling this way with the killings of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Philando Castile too. I remember thinking of how I would not want to have to raise a Black son and teach him the lessons that my parents taught me about getting along in this world and interacting with folks who look different from me.
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