From Mizzou to Paris: Love Conquers Hate

I am typically tuned out during my writing sessions, no electronic devices. Last night after I finished writing, I checked my phone and my heart stopped. I was speechless and simply tweeted the Bansky image. Regardless of your race, religion, gender, or political party, we need to value humanity. From threats against students at Mizzou to terror on the streets in Paris, we need to stand as one against hatred against humanity. Acts and symbols of hatred are not merely “obnoxious, provocative, and offensive,” they are despicable. This morning I woke up heartbroken. I took solace in the lyrics of Stevie Wonder’s Love’s in Need of Love Today.

Good morn or evening friends
Here’s your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to every-body
What I’m about to say
Could mean the world’s disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain

It’s that
Love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
Send yours in right away
Hate’s goin’ round
Breaking many hearts
Stop it please
Before it’s gone too far

The force of evil plans
To make you its possession
And itT will if we let it
Destroy ev-er-y-body
We all must take
Precautionary measures
If love and peace you treasure
Then you’ll hear me when I say


Ronda Lee
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Ronda is an attorney, writer, and entrepreneur. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Los Angeles and New York. She loves to travel and is passionate about education equity, especially for first generation college students.