Friday, May 1, 2015
"I will seek justice on your behalf. This is a moment. This is your moment. Let’s ensure that we have peaceful and productive rallies that will develop structural and systemic changes for generations to come. You’re at the forefront of this cause, and as young people, our time is now."What a refreshing change of tone from the "thugs" mantra that's been repeated endlessly since the Monday night violence in Baltimore. Mosby gave the youth of the city the kind of respect adults should afford young people. She didn't shake her finger at them. She didn't warn them they will be punished if they act out. Instead, she empowered them by putting them at "the forefront of this cause" and telling them "our time is now." The fact that she's 35, the youngest person in her position in any major city, gives her the right to include herself among the young people who, we hope, will help bring greater social justice to the country.