There’s no symbol in Western culture that embodies hatred and division more so than the swastika. Yet for thousands of years, it represented everything but prejudice.
Much like how Martin Luther King Jr. attempted to harness the energy of the Civil Rights Movement into the Poor People’s Campaign, we must pick up where he left off. We must rise to this occasion of a dual crisis: a global pandemic and economic catastrophe. Injustice does not start and end at one issue, it is an interconnected web that we as a whole are more than capable of dismantling if we are willing to remain united against those who wish for everything to remain stagnant.
Dr. King knew this. We should not forget this lesson.
Let’s be honest, despite some insisting how “beyond” it they are, everyone on planet earth, in some shape or form, uses social media. As social creatures, human interaction is a necessity and social media is perhaps the greatest tool ever conceived in regards to this intrinsic need. But much like everything else in our tech-driven society, evolution and innovation create new purposes. Long gone are the days of the internet being exclusively used as a medium to chit-chat with your friends and share memes.