Wednesday, November 5, 2008
President-elect Obama gave us hope for a brighter future during his acceptance speech last night: If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, ...It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled... ...It's the answer that led those who've been told for so long by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.
But we clearly have work to do. We must become better educators. Information from sources such as straight FOR equality , PFLAG, HRC and others can be shared to dispel unfounded myths creating fear and ignorance in our communities. As Andy Andrews notes in his book The Traveler's Gift we must: 'Persist Without Exception, find a way when there is no way.'