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M. E. Weick of Milwaukie: There is a way to stop brutality, injustice and inequality: to remember that we truly share a humanity.

I am writing to express my deeply held solidarity with the protests that are amassing all over Earth. I won't tell you whether I am black, brown or white, male or female. It isn't necessary for me to point out an inescapable fact of birth. That's obvious. But another inescapable fact of birth is that we are all human. And because of the connectedness in the human species, what I do to one human being, I do to all human beings. To try to distance oneself from the desperation and call for justice that is being played out on city streets is to deny one's own humanity. To kill another human being is to kill part of oneself; to try to lift another human being up is to lift oneself up. There is a way to stop brutality, injustice and inequality: to remember that we truly share a humanity that expresses ineffable vulnerability, yet lives side by side with a spirit of creativity, innovation and deep connection. This moment of history that we're living in is part of a big picture of transition: for society and for each of us as individuals who do have the power to make changes for the good of all.

M. E. Weick

Milwaukie

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