Everyone in the world should watch this video over and over. I wish I knew how to copy and paste it here but all I can do is provide a link to one of the many sites where it appears.
The sentiments embodied in the video apply not just to the people of the United States, but to all people in all countries. Especially at Easter, when we commemorate the greatest sacrifice of love ever made, it is fitting for us to pause in our daily lives and meditate on the possibilities of another four-letter word — HOPE.
And I hope everyone tuned in to Barack Obama’s speech on race this morning. The man is an intellectual and moral giant. I can only hope that his speech has started a conversation that needs to be had, openly and without rancor, in order for us all to move beyond such superficial divisions as the shade of our skin.