This post took a very different turn from the direction I thought it would go. Originally, I wanted to talk about software updates to my PC, and changes to fast food menus. I had intended to bemoan change for change’s sake, but this thread is far more significant, and more important than even I had planned.
As I drove my “new” (well…used, actually) hybrid onto campus from the opposite direction from where I used to, it occurred to me how different driving onto campus is. This college has seen many changes in me, and it’s a reminder of just how much has passed in the short time since I’ve been here.
The central question, then, is if this snow blindness is intentional or not. Are people unable to see racial injustices, or unwilling?
The reality is that we all change whether we like it or not.
There are striking similarities. In both groups, with few exceptions, they’ve entered their respective fields out of a desire for service. In both, the vast majority of them are good people of high moral fiber. In both, there are exceptions.
Maybe this is a sign. Maybe it's time to start running downhill, rather than fighting the slide.