December Is Human Rights Month, So Let’s Be More Humane

Human Rights

I think December 10 should be declared a red-letter day—where mail delivery stops and federal offices are closed—and here’s why: it’s National Human Rights Day and it could be a gentle reminder about the importance of treating everyone around us with respect, dignity, and kindness no matter their gender, age, race, political views, or social status.

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Friends Are Friends

Friends

Friends stand up for each other

Whenever someone begins a sentence with “Some of my best friends are Black,” or I don’t see color,” I move them quickly into a category that tells me if they define their friends by color or identifiers, they’re probably talking about acquaintances, not friends.

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Together We Can, Together We Must

Together we can, we must

I am struggling this week. I’m not angry or sad, but “I’m feeling some type of way.” An indescribable kind of way. It’s 2021, I’m in my 65th year on the earth, and race, violence, terror, and hatred continue to dominate too many conversations.

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December Is Human Rights Month

Human Rights

December is Human Rights Month—Let’s be about it

Earlier this week I spoke to a friend whose neighbor had died of COVID. She has the kind of neighbors people used to have—you know them because you spend time in their homes, the children play together, they have a key to your house, etc., and I lamented that even though I’ve met my neighbors, I don’t know them.

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