ARE WE READY FOR PEACE? On this day in 1865, Slavery was officially over in the United States when the Union leaders marched into Texas freeing the last of the slaves (2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation). Standing in Ralph Bunche Park, who was the first African-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, I look upon these famous quotation from the book of Isaiah. It’s such a powerful quote on how the use of force should be prohibited and that we must find peace in order to combat war. Are we finally ready to put down our spears, our guns and our hate in order to find solutions to this continued systematic oppression of Black and Brown people? Are we ready to finally stop fighting and to start understanding? I sure do hope so. I know must of us are tired, particularly my black friends, in fighting this war of injustice. It is a GLOBAL problem that does not end in America, but has been continuously perpetuated throughout history all over the world. I want a future where we can come together to celebrate our differences and find joy in our similarities.
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“They shall beat their swords Into plowshare, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore”.