I have not made a statement regarding George Floyd's murder or the subsequent protests happening around our country, and in fact, the world. I thought it was not my place to speak. This was a mistake.
I am a local author, and although my platform is small, I still have a voice and a responsibility to use it. Therefore, I commit myself to the following:
I'll end this post with words from author and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, "We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."