As we stood in the stairway of the National Civil Rights Museum, just the two of us, completely alone, I told Big Sister “We have a responsibility. You are lucky. You were born to a good family with privileges that some children don’t have. It is highly unlikely that you will be confused of being up to no good or dangerous just because you are walking down the sidewalk. We have a responsibility to speak up when we see injustice. We have a responsibility to speak out against it. Things will never change if we stay silent when others are hurting.”

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