“I was struck by our need to act and think like Americans if we are to make an American revolution.” (from Richard Feldman’s introduction to James and Grace Lee Boggs & Freddy and Lyman Paine’s Conversations in Maine: Exploring our Nations Future)

I’m struck by the acute, and simple, beauty of this sentence and its necessity right now.
Within this Crisis moment, how do we retain identity to forge a radically American identity that unifies, rather than forces us to erase, our histories? Beyond the melting pot to something uniquely, defiantly, singularity different than the revolution that forged our present narrative; an American revolution from below that allows our complexity and contradictions to be an invitation to fight along side one another for a future desirous of justice and equality across difference.