Imagine if, on that call with the governors, instead of
calling them weak and jerks, he acknowledged the federal
government’s failure to lead on issues of racial justice,
promised to do better, and incentivized state action to pass
Imagine if he gave an informative address. Where he
chronicled this country’s history with racism honestly.
Edified white Americans, validated the experiences of Black
Americans, and normalized anti-racism as part of the
Imagine if, instead of tear gassing for a photo op, he sat
in the park with protestors and clergy, listened to them,
sharing with them, observing COVID 19 protocols with them.
How different would the last few months have been? How
different would the world see us right now? How much further
along would we be in this process? Sigh.