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Something in the Air Feels Different

By Twotimesthefun @slcs48n1
The outrage over George Floyd's murder had been growing all week. Maybe it's because the video of an officer kneeling on his neck while he begged for his life has been shown everywhere. Maybe it's because we're all sheltering at home and have more time to focus on what's really important. 

No matter what the cause, George Floyd's killing sparked outrage in the streets. My company sent a text message, email and voicemail message warning that protests might become violent and giving information about what to do in different situations. We live far enough away from where the protests were happening that we were not worried about violence reaching us. Still, the warnings gave me a chill.

We watched some of the local news coverage. Our girls saw the national protest coverage on social media. We talked about what was happening and why. They wanted to be able to support the protesters in their mission to create a more equitable society. We talked about ways they could affect change. Even at their young age, they had the ability to create a more equal future for themselves.

What will happen? No one knows, really, but this feels different. Companies, which previously stayed quiet, are openly supporting change. Social services, which previously stayed quest, are offering ways to create change. This is a long-term effort, and we're not far into it, but this really does feel different. 

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