“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Dr. MLK, Jr.
Keep things moving forward: Volunteer your time, knowledge and resources or donate money and your social capital to a worthy cause tomorrow in memory of Dr. King.
Here’s a few to get you started, if you’re not already involved:
And, be sure to contact your representatives as the local, state and Federal level and let them know the importance of equality for all in all facets of life and emphasize you want their commitment to doing something to support equality for minorities, particularly in the justice system.
If your representative already supports your point of view thank them for their position and encourage them to continue to stand up for liberty and justice for those who would be oppressed.
If your representative does not support equality and is not supporting the rights of their minority constituents be personal, be passionate and most importantly be polite but firm in your critique of them. Make sure they know you are not alone and you are going to use your First Amendment Rights, your Suffrage Rights, and so on to protect the 6th, 8th, 14th and other rights of your fellow citizens. Justify your stance with a combination of personal anecdotes and facts in order to convey why they need to take this seriously.
And, furthermore, if your representative isn’t doing what they should be to support equality, do your due diligence to find ones who will in your district and support them when it comes time to vote.
Today is one day.
Tomorrow is another.
And the next day is another.
But,everything needs a starting point.
Let today be that starting point. (well, tomorrow, since tomorrow is Martin Luther King day)