It's here! My brand new book, Make Change, is now available in bookstores worldwide. Today, I want to share a short story of failure and the major pivot that we made as a result.
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Nearly every person of color in America has a case of police brutality that will stay with them forever.
That’s just the truth of living in this country. Your life can be affected by cases of police violence you witness or the hashtags of names you should not know that you repost on social media.
When the Black Lives Matter movement first began, much of its work involved advocating for victims of police brutality and ensuring their cases were brought to court. Everyone held a certain level of naivety that could also be called hope, or faith, in America’s justice system. The majority of people genuinely believed that with a story like Eric Garner's, which seemed so cut and dry and came with such a heartbreaking video of his plea of “I can’t breathe,”, a jury would have no choice but to indict the police officers with murder.
We didn’t yet know that the justice system was not only broken, but actively working against us.
In today’s episode, Shaun shares a very important lesson from his new book “Make Change” on how we must not only learn from our failures, but use them to pivot towards something new.