The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced change. Every conversation I have has an asterisk and some exclamation points at the beginning, middle and the end. On the micro level, we have changed lifestyle habits, methods of communication and ways of work. On the macro level, we have changed systems of supply chain distribution, healthcare, and currency. The future of education is both exciting and to be defined.
For the law enforcement officers who have intentionally and selectively chosen ill-will over goodwill, and also choose whom they want to protect and serve, the guilty on all counts verdict was not an eye opener. It was a warning that there are more people paying attention and willing to seek justice. Has the Peace Builders pledge taken root in Generation X and inspired Generation Z to express their hopes for a civilized planet? Is this really the historic moment in America so many Africans, Immigrants, Refugees and Indigenous people of color died for? Cried for?
History tells me no. Justice is what "Just" "Is". But on the other hand.... my optimism and hope tell me "something is changing" and a culturally reflective education can be a vaccine to the viruses of hate and intolerance. Here are two of my favorite examples:
At the White House
At the Milpitas End the Silence Stop Asian Violence Rally
In my last blog post, I said "There Was No Loss Of Learning or Leading". The verdict in the George Floyd trial was a reflection all 3; loss, learning and leading. Is this really the historic moment? We make history everyday, and it shows in our families and their children. We are MUSD!