Our nation can hardly realize the severity of the African American and Latinx people’s plight as they are marginalized and subjected to harsh treatment despite the end of slavery over a century ago. Yet we are fighters and have played a definitive role in shaping America’s economics, traditions, culture, values and beliefs. We must move forward to witness a new era even in the midst of a Coronavirus Pandemic, racial prejudicial and gender disparities and a lack of respect for humanity.
I see a glimmer of hope as we barely realize that we need each other in society and we will need to utilize every strategy available to the human mind to survive together.
“There will be no more gloom for those who were in distress, for the people walking in darkness have seen a great light. (Is. 9: 1-2)
About the Author
Marian Heath Griffin is the author of CULTURAL GUMBO, OUR ROOTS OUR STORIES, A DIARY OF LETTIE’S DAUGHTER BORN IN A SHACK DID NOT HOLD ME BACK AND OTHERS. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her husband, Bertrand Griffin . She is the mother of three adult children, three in-law children and eight grandchildren. She is a retired college Counselor/Administrator.