“Race”, the movie about Jesse Owens.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today I am grateful for the movie, “Race”.  It is the story of Olympic Gold Medalist, Jesse Owens and it’s brilliant.  Himself and I watched it tonight instead of the news.  As a former diversity trainer and human being, it continues to amaze me how dreadful racism is; how far we’ve come; how far we haven’t come; and how easily we could slip back to a very grim place in time.


This movie tells a story beautifully and honestly.  I challenge future filmmakers, artists, poets, writers to plunge forward and create, create, create. . . even if your works are laced with some despair, please try to offer some positive heartfelt messages of hope.


We need you now, (especially me) more than ever.  And we certainly need a flood of good to drown out the evil that I feel in my bones.  Go!  Paint!  Write a screenplay, a poem, a story.  Sing, loudly and often.  And whatever you do, don’t forget to dance!


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