Teachable moments are critical, now more than ever!
Why would you destroy a symbol of hope and unity - really? I stand with the Rochester Police Department and community leaders in holding you accountable to your actions – you seriously need help. I do believe that conversation is foundational to growth, understanding and unity. But conversation without accountability does not result in progress.
Leveraging situations like this as teachable moments are critical as we seek healing and understand. For someone to do something like this, especially in hiding, he or she is clearly hurting and maybe even a little confused with what is going on in our nation and even here in Rochester regarding race.
I’ll pray for you, but hey talk to me or someone in our community to help us understand why you caused harm to the peoples’ property; property that stands for hope, unity and admiration for our founding fathers and our founding documents.
I agree with President Trump when he said, “We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children, or trample on our freedoms. We will safeguard our values, traditions, customs, and beliefs. We will teach our children to cherish and adore their country so that they can build its future. Together, we will fight for the American Dream.”.
Thank you, Carvin Eison, Project director of re-energize the legacy of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration. Your dedication to our community and the legacy of Frederick Douglass continues to inspire me and those I seek to represent.
Click here to read what FDFNY has to say.
Click here to read the D&C article.