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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Justice? Normal?

"Justice?" 5 x 7 watercolor,  140 lb cold press paper
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,"
                                                                --Martin Luther King Jr.
Another pandemic tears at America, threatening every citizen these days, though many of us have ignored it in the past. 
The new buzzword for recovering from the biologic virus being bandied about mindlessly and with false hope is an empty cliche "The New Normal," as though there will be normality again.
The virus of violent unjust racism erupted in a pandemic  around the country as violence and more hatred and injustice respond to the justified protests. Based on repeated instances around the country, racism apparently is the normal.
If there is to be a new normal to help heal the country, it will be justice for all.  But just as there is no vaccine for Covid-19, there apparently isn't a vaccine for racism in America.

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