Juneteenth is the sign of a new beginning. It marked the “second founding,” at its inception in 1866, as a renewal of the declarations and commitments made at the first founding that have never been fully squared. We are at another crossroads in the nation. The direction we choose to take at the ballot box, in the streets, in the boardrooms, in places of worship, in the mom and pop shops, in schools, in police stations, in governmental bodies at all levels, in our health care institutions, and in media will determine the extent and shape of democracy for coming generations. Long may the struggle persevere until justice for all prevails.
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