"JUSTICE FOR ALL JUST AIN'T SPECIFIC ENOUGH"

102_0623 To:  The Truth in Progress Family and those who are not yet Family

From: Gil Caldwell

In our protesting activity I and many of you have chanted, "No justice, No peace." But, the Oscar winning song "Glory" from the movie Selma, has words worth remembering, worth chanting, worth living....

"JUSTICE FOR ALL JUST AIN'T SPECIFIC ENOUGH"

Blacks, Immigrants from Mexico, Gays, Women, the Disabled, the Poor, etc., have been told, "Justice for all" includes them, but that has not been true. Truth in Progress from our very beginning on matters of race, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender, has sought to expand the discussion and provoke action that recognizes that justice that is general and not specific, is not justice. Those who suggest that today's justice is universal and embraces us all, are either unknowing and unobserving, or they are seeking to preserve their privilege and power at the expense of those without privilege and power.

May these words from "Glory" inspire, enable and empower us all to be about authentic and all-inclusive justice:

The Movement is a rhythm to us,

Freedom is like religion to us,

Justice is juxtaposition in us,

Justice for all just ain't specific enough.