I was thinking about an episode from my college days when my roommate explained that there were "two kinds of people." This led me to think of all the labeling and namecalling we do, and how harmful it can be.
I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised. It is on the Internet, which loves memes and cats.People responded to the #VogueChallenge in droves and some of the results are astounding and breathtaking. But did some of the entries subtract a bit from the movement's intent?
A drone photographer took a stunning overhead photo of the Black Lives Matter mural in Seattle's CHAZ. Here's more about one of the coolest things I've seen today.
Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of the final slaves in the US. It's not a new holiday -- its first celebrations date back to the post-Civil-War era. Some companies, such as Twitter, recently announced that they're making it into a company holiday and giving employees the day off. It's time to make it a national holiday finally.
Someone on social media criticizing others for continuing with business-as-usual and posts-as-scheduled instead of posting about Black Lives Matter incited my irritation. But it did do something useful: forcing me to look at what I was doing, and what I could do to help (in ways that involved more than hashtags.)