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5 suggestions to move forward in ending racial discrimination


The protests resulting from George Floyd’s asphyxiation by a white police officer arose just as COVID-19 measures were being loosened somewhat in Texas.


So, my husband and I decided we would be as careful as possible and go to the protest here in Houston.


I had vacillated. I was not sure about taking the health risk.


The same day as the protest, I was finally able to get my little matted hair Bichon Frise an appointment to be groomed.


As I dropped him off with the young African American woman at the door, I asked her if he could be ready just a bit early.


“We are considering going to the protest this afternoon,” I told her. I could not see her smile. She was wearing a face mask, but I could imagine it because her eyes lit up.

With a mixture of joy and surprise and even excitement, she said, “Really? That is awesome!”


That decided it for me. If this small action of a stranger said to her, “We are with you!” then I would take the calculated risk and go to the protest.


In truth, we were speaking out against more than oppression and discrimination of black people here in the United States.


Continue reading Nell's article at EthicsDaily.com.


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