Why Black History Month Matters

I think my grandmother is one of the most courageous people that I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet and probably will ever meet. You have someone who survived living through a war. And even in a situation where you’re supposed to put your head down and be quiet, you have someone that, that didn’t do that.

She would be disappointed with the rhetoric that we hear, right now, about immigration. We’re a country that was built on immigrants. And I think that now we feel like, for some odd reason, that we’ve reached our quota and we don’t want to continue to give people the dream that this country was built on.

Inclusion is beautiful. Equality is beautiful. Acceptance is beautiful. All of those things that really are built around the character of people.