By Joyce Chiao
November 1, 2016
Joyce Chiao is the Manager of Operations of OneGoal – New York. Ms Chiao is a former educator and continues to work in the world of education. She is passionate about the promotion of diversity and inclusion training and is particularly interested in dissecting the way different social identities influence different experiences and interactions amongst people.
We must do better. In yet another highly publicized murder of black men at the hands of police, I am reminded of how much further we have to go as a country. How many times will we as a society have to witness ourselves or our family, friends, colleagues, or anyone else in our lives process another traumatic video before anything changes? We cannot do nothing. It is maddeningly infuriating. As I scroll through my polarizing Facebook news feed that inevitably arises after each reported shooting, I have a (few) bone(s) to pick with our country, and I won’t be silent about them.
I want to be clear that I am simply advocating for all of us to do our part in making this country a more inclusive place to live. If any of this article made you uncomfortable, offended, or angry, I hope you will explore those emotions. Only by moving past our comfort zone will we truly begin to break down divides and work side-by-side to create a more just world. We owe it to our brothers and sisters, our family and friends, our children and future generations to keep fighting the good fight.
Hopeful for a Better America