Once upon a time,

white people were free.

They didn’t have to oppress black people.

Black people submitted to slavery for centuries.

When Abraham Lincoln set them free,

white people became slaves

to their ancestors racism and bigotry.

Then, in 2020, the world began to see clearly

that freedom is the liberty

to love.

It may seem upside down, but this Juneteenth I want to celebrate the freedom that I see in white people all around the world who are publicly unashamed in acknowledging that Black Lives Matter in the fight for freedom. When the world gets to a place where All Lives Matter, we will rejoice together. We will lift every voice and sing ’til earth and heaven ring. In this moment where we are awakening to the truth that always comes to the light it is imperative that we let love lead. Congratulations, white people, you are now free. Embrace it. Pace it. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.