It's a constant. What we have to do to mitigate racism and the effects of racism, in my opinion, is that we have to take this word, a word called “love” and create a verb. We need to school in compassion and in empathy, but mostly we could become the cause, not follow the cause. If we are committed to creating a better environment, then we have to commit ourselves. We can't wait for somebody else to make change. We can't hope that somebody else has a voice. If you don't use your voice now, you may never get a chance to use your voice.
The reason I'm saying that is that we're at a very important point in our history. This is a point where the convergence is not so much a convergence; it's a gap. What's happened is that a gap has been identified. A crevice has been identified, and it has been brought about by many things that are founded in history. We don't have to rely upon our knowledge of history, but it's a good place to look to make sure that our today makes more sense to us and that our tomorrow becomes our today.
It's great to make a plan, but it's better to have action. It's better to have a verb than a word.