As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
I think that the work of equity, social inclusion is always progressing. We can think about previous revolutions in history, major historical, and present day movements, and how these were established to assist with the creating of inclusion, equity, and also raising awareness. Of course we can add a few examples such as: race, ethnicity, (dis) abilities, gender identification, or colonial and slavery histories. Whilst sometimes the work of raising these awarenesses' does create tensions, maybe some dis-comforts, but without the creation of the awareness, there would be no progress or betterment.
These ideas got me thinking about majority populations, or what we could call European Americans, who are residing in America, present day. Can we put a blame on them for silencing histories? Such as those pertaining to Spanish America, Indigenous America, or Slavery? Whilst I do think that past histories should be known, I also believe that we cannot blame, but only create awareness, so that harsh histories don't repeat. This thought doesn't take the slave masters, or the colonizers off the hook, but these words do offer an avenue of trying to heal from harsh pasts with the idea of inclusion, and growth of present day populations to create shared futures.
This entails for the allowance of the majority to work and live alongside minority populations. We have seen the damages that black against white, or white against black has done. Which is why I also previously wrote that, there must be a new way to view race, not from the lens of superior or inferior. To carry on, or continue with this way of thinking is to carry forward with ignorance.
Human beings are human beings of nobility, and should view each other as superior as each other. The lens of ignorance demeans what it means to be human. Whilst no nation is perfect, history has forged to tell us, that our ancestors were also not perfect. To grow and prosper means to acknowledge these, and move towards assimilation. This means to find effective solutions. For Governments to be open to listening to what the researchers, specialists, or organizations have to say. Which also includes politicians, policy makers, creating spaces for dialogue, and discussions, to find recommendations that will also allow to build the vision of a shared future.
The creation of a shared future does not mean that there will never be discomfort or tensions, but it does mean to remind each other of our common human elements, that should always remain the common principles for the founding of a shared future. Any leaders who are working or striving to create divisions are not looking out for the best interest of the nation, but only themselves and what is important to them. Leadership is always about putting those that you serve in front. From the rich to the poor, the uneducated to the educated. Often this means putting public and national interests before those who are closest to you.
We are from God We are born from God We live for God We die for God and we return to God.