At Egg Head Homes, our mission is simple: Make family and home life easier and better.
We mourn today with the family of George Floyd and those who knew him. We mourn with the black and other communities who on a daily basis continue to feel the effects of racism and prejudice, especially when through the systems of government designed to protect and serve them.
Today, family and home life is not easier or better for those targeted for discrimination.
This weekends violence and protests are a reflection of deep disappointment. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “There cannot be deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” Behind these ongoing events, we see broken hearts, hearts who love our country and the American Dream. Hearts who have been betrayed by those who we should trust the most.
As citizens of the United States of America, we pledge allegiance to our flag, as an oath to God, to be one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Clearly we are not keeping our oath very well. But that does not mean we are broken. It just means we all need to do a little more, do a little better. Not just this week. Not until the next tragedy. But always.
As advocates for a better and easier home and family life, we encourage all Americans to do something more, to do something new to bridge the racial, political, and cultural divides tearing America apart. We encourage all Americans to do something more, something better to bring liberty to those who are denied it, to ensure justice is commonplace for all of us.
If you choose to march in protest, we salute you. If you choose to take a knee, we love you. If you choose to share kindness, we applaud you.
But if you choose to return violence with violence – we cannot stand beside you. A better and easier family and home life depends on security, peace, comfort, and a feeling of belonging. Those feelings cannot exist in the realms of violence.
If you want your family and home life to be better and easier, go to the fight for someone else’s family and home life. To quote Dr. King again, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”