Yesterday, I joined tens of thousands of people and took to the streets for the Millions March in NYC to protest discrimination in the justice and police system. In the wake of the killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and more, it's clear that now is the time for open dialogue, legislative action and change.
We marched uptown on 6th Avenue and then downtown to police headquarters. It was incredible to shut down major city streets and to be among such passionate people, from little kids to seniors, of all races and backgrounds, who care about their world and want to see equality for all. One protestor's sign, in particular, caught my eye and has been on my mind since yesterday. It read: Be on the Right Side of History.
Like the protests for civil rights and against Vietnam in the 60s, I feel like this is one of the watershed moments of our generation. They say we "millennials" don't care about anything but ourselves (and taking selfies) but I don't think that's true. When we look back, what side of history do we want to be on? Black lives matter. All lives matter.