For the Sake of All of Our Children
The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and too many other African Americans and Black Americans from other regions of the world embody the everyday realities of trauma and fear that await people of color when they head to work, to school, or for a jog around the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, crimes against Asian Americans - especially targeting women and the elderly - have risen dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and have been attributed in part to the previous administration's problematic link between the virus and Asian Americans.
As a nation that was built on the ideals of equality and justice we must individually and collectively feel a sense of urgency to find a cure for this disease.
Education will be a key component of the cure.
At Creekside School we believe that anyone can learn once we learn how to teach them. We believe that with the guidance of inspiring teachers and the commitment of community we can teach our children about the inherent value of every person.
We can learn to shun age-old stereotypes and celebrate new-found commonalities. Set aside past wrongs and appreciate heartfelt efforts. Push aside walls of bigotry and build bridges of understanding.
It will not be easy.
But for the sake of all of us - and especially our children - the work must be done.
Updated: April 2021
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