Today feels different.
Perhaps it’s because today we honor a fallen hero of the civil rights movement.
Perhaps it’s because today I watched a new film — Selma — chronicling Martin Luther King’s work in Alabama.
Perhaps it’s because last year we lost so many black and brown minorities to police brutality.
Perhaps it’s because, presently, black and brown minorities represent about 58% of all prisoners, while only being about 25% of the total population.
Rather than writing another article about saving on laundry, coffee, or toilet paper, today I wanted to recognize and remember those who we’ve lost or are currently struggling.
Financial concerns are closely tied to these issues of social justice and multiculturalism. The closer we come to equal opportunities, the more democratic society we’ll have.
That’s worth fighting for, isn’t it?