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  • you're being asked to find your way in a world in the middle of a devastating

  • pandemic and a terrible recession the timing is not ideal and let's be honest

  • a disease like this just spotlights the underlying inequalities and extra

  • burdens that black communities have historically had to deal with in this country.

  • We see it in the disproportionate impact of covid 19 on our communities

  • just as we see it when a black man goes for a jog and some folks

  • feel like they can stop and question and shoot him if he doesn't submit to their

  • questioning.

  • Injustice like this isn't new.

  • What is new is that so much of your generation has woken up to the fact

  • that the status quo needs fixing, that the old ways of doing things don't wor

  • and then it doesn't matter how much money you make if everyone

  • around you is hungry and sick,

  • that our society and our democracy only works when we think

  • not just about ourselves

  • but about each other.

  • More than anything this pandemic is fully finally torn back

  • the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're

  • doing a lot of them aren't even pretending to be in charge if the world

  • is going to get better it's gonna be up to you with everything suddenly feeling

  • like it's up for grabs this is your time to seize the initiative meaningful

  • change requires allies in common cause as African Americans we are particularly

  • attuned to injustice inequality and struggle but that also should make us

  • more alive to the experiences of others who've been left out and discriminated

  • against so rather than just say what's in it for me

  • or what's in it for my community and to heck with everyone else stand up for and

  • join up with everyone who's struggling whether it's immigrants refugees the

  • rural poor the LGBT community low-income workers of every background

  • women who so often are subject to their own discrimination and burdens and not

  • getting equal pay for equal work look out for folks whether they are

  • white or black or Asian or Latino or Native American as Fannie Lou Hamer once

  • said nobody's free until everybody's free you're the folks we've been waiting

  • for to come along that's the power you hold the power to shine brightly for

  • justice and for equality and for joy you've earned your degree it's now up to

  • you to use it so many of us believe in you I'm so proud of you and as you set

  • out to change the world we'll be the wind at your back so

  • congratulations class of 2020 god bless all of you

you're being asked to find your way in a world in the middle of a devastating


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