Make History

There’s but one problem with the phrase we sometimes use to decry bigotry, “standing on the wrong side of history.” History is not inevitable. There is no unavoidability to the long line of human progress over time towards a more just society. We become a more just society because of innumerable contributions, small and large, towards the work of making society more just. It is only when we emerge after doing that work that history will judge us. Because that history is written by those who follow us. Unless you take an active hand in teaching those that follow, they will write history according to someone else’s truth. History is a creative act.

Take a side. Do the work. Make history.

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