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|The strike follows a reckoning, on social media, of how a lack of diversity in many scientific fields make black students often feel unwelcome, unsupported, or even unsafe. “Every time one of us is rejected, beat down, dismissed, ridiculed, or murdered, I question why I am still in academia,” wrote Cassandra Extavour, an evolutionary and developmental biologist at Harvard University. “I love science, but justice is more important.”|
- Do you think, anyone should have to choose between Social Justice and education? or Food? or pay with dignity? Do you believe #BlackLivesMatter? Do you respect our differences? These might be some of the questions to ask, while viewing the Protests through a larger lens.
For years, I’ve been asking, “When will the People speak?” They’re speaking now. It’s sad that another tragedy had to occur before our Country came together and bonded over a Common Issue, #BlackLivesMatter. Let’s keep the momentum and start pressuring our Legislators to codify our rights. For many, the Pandemic no longer exists. That’s magical thinking. Over 100,000 Americans have died from this Pandemic. African Americans are 3x’s as likely to become infected and die!
This Pandemic has claimed Black Lives disproportionately to the rest of the population. They’re suffering from unequal Justice and unequal Healthcare! It’s time to seek Equal Justice and Equal Opportunity for essential Social & Health Services.
We’re also, not willingly, going back to work, if workplaces don’t evolve to accommodate the reality of SARS COV2.
Accommodation means; better indoor air flows, Social distancing, masks, gloves, sanitizers and limited surfaces for others to touch.
Workers should not be fired for requesting to be part of the planning, for the reopening, process.
The Heart and pulse of “we the People”.