Let’s face it, last March, we all thought we would be over it by now. Well, if not over it, we thought everything would be at least pretty much back to normal. But COVID-19 is still around and things haven’t returned to normal. And we are tired of it.
COVID dominates North Carolina’s Governor’s race, and it likely will determine the outcome. But there’s another big difference between the two candidates. It gets less attention, but matters more for the future.
I was listening to the radio on my way to the golf course a couple of weeks ago. The announcer said it was Worldwide Teacher’s Day. Yep, another special day. Of course, teachers need to be honored for their hard work, especially during these COVID times. And I was reminded of the impact that teachers made in my life while growing up back at Clement.
As American citizens, should we feel a measure of responsibility to help right the wrongs of the past? More specifically, as Sampsonians, to what degree should each one of us consider it a part of our civic duty and responsibility to fight for justice and equality and to work to remove barriers to full equality and opportunities for all Americans? Lastly, how do we make the struggle for racial equality and justice “everybody’s fight,” demanding the full measure of equality and justice for all?
Republicans this year might find alarming parallels with the only three incumbent Presidents to lose reelection in the last 100 years. All three were dragged down by persistent crises that dominated their final months. Twice, the Presidents suffered landslide losses that reshaped politics for decades.