“The period between the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown in the summer of 2014 and the election of November 2020 represents the latest in a series of great transitional moments in American history. Whether we emerge from this transition stronger depends on our ability, from the bottom up and the top down, to build organizations targeted at our many problems. If history is any guide, this will be the work not of months, but of one or two decades.” — David Brooks
I cannot recommend highly enough this long piece by David Brooks (HERE). He has examined current culture, past upheavals, and leaves us with sober thoughts. It is not optimistic. It is hard work.
It is hard work for which we may not be ready. These are indeed precarious times.