Relearning These Truths

“When we understand that the people hold the power, we are given a way to do something about injustice. It was horrifying and sobering to learn about the mistreatment of countless Americans, yes. It was also empowering to learn what people did about it. When we understand that we can fight back, we can stand up, we can march, we can protest, and we can educate our friends and families, we are participating in the future of American truths. American history did not protect the political equality or the natural rights of all. But the people, who acted on their sovereignty, did. And moving forward, as I take my relearned truths of American history with me, I hope I can do my best to stand up for political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people.”