“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere…Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
The late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote these words from a Birmingham Jail in 1963. And, yet, those words still hold true today as 2020 continues to run its course.
2020 has jokingly become our “Year of the Apocalypse,” things unfolding, shaking up our country, and even our world. We live in a time where masks are a part of the daily outfit, hand-washing is done on repeat until our hands become raw, the fear of “killer” hornets hovers in the back of our minds, where buying toilet paper is like hitting the lottery, and everyday tasks aren’t so every day anymore.
This uncertainty of 2020 continues…and now, with the current racial and political climate, we continue being at a standstill.
We, at Aradia Fitness Triangle, are saddened with the current events that have unfolded in the recent weeks and months. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have lost loved ones, but especially to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
The racial dynamic of our country runs deep within our history as Americans. From slavery to lynching, to being called racial slurs, African-Americans have endured much in a country in which they helped to create. In a society that has often times ignored the plight of African-Americans, we say no more. It is long past time to stand strong & accept nothing less the #equalityforall and #justiceforall ⚖️ Black Lives Matter! .
We must come together to keep our communities safe, to prevent these injustices from happening, and stand strong for all of our brothers and sisters. What has been happening could easily have been one us, one of you, or someone you know. It is not okay. It should not happen. And it cannot happen again. .
We see you.
We hear you.
We stand with you.