Change is needed. Now.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is not an original thought, but seems important to state out loud. Again. Especially now.

In July 2017, we posted that violent hate crimes have surged around the world, including the U.S., where disgusting racist, homophobic, and misogynist language has become normalized in political speeches and on social media, where violence has become routine, and where free speech and other democratic freedoms are under threat.

Sadly, this all seems worse, not better. We will not rehash the disgraceful, hateful, and hate-filled events from the recent past.

Instead, we will repost this spoken-word poem by Guante. We leave it with you to feel through and think through.