Black Lives Matter

It’s one thing to complain about the injustice. It’s another to take action.

Today I participated in the Blackout Hollywood Rally for Justice, where we marched down Hollywood Blvd. from the W Hotel on Vine to the Graumann’s Chinese Theater and back.

It was peaceful, yet powerful. People of all colors and walks of life came together to stand against the inherent and gross injustices that color our “justice” system.

I appreciate the fact that despite our passion for change, everyone (for the most part) remained peaceful. A special shout out goes to the LAPD officers that supported us throughout the march and kept it cool.

It’s easy to say what you would have done during the Civil Rights Movement if you weren’t alive during that era. It’s another to recognize that we have much more work to do, and taking action to achieve a society that we would be proud of.

It’s time to get on the correct side of history.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. – Desmond Tutu

(originally posted on No Average Journey)