Stand up for justice

By Rusty Potter

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. I was taught to speak when I entered a room and to say please and thank you and to have respect for my elders. I was also taught to lend a helping hand to anyone in need regardless of color. We should never be afraid to raise our voice for honesty and truth. Racism is a reality that many of us grow up learning to just deal with. The nation has been torn for days of mourning and sometimes violent protests. Cities nationwide have been rocked by the outrage over the death of George Floyd, who was pinned down with a knee on his neck during an arrest in Minneapolis. We may not be brothers by blood with George Floyd but we are brothers by soul. We must continue to stand for justice in our community and in our nation.