I’m not a proponent of changing for the sake of change, but you have to admit, the beginning of something usually requires the end of something else – and there are definitely some things that must end. Once we acknowledge that institutional racism exists, we can no longer keep doing what we have always been doing. Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.
Of course, just because things change doesn’t mean they are changes for the better. I love the term “results-based accountability” but in reality, if we don’t count it, it doesn’t count.