Soweto

I spent the day in Soweto. I’m amazed at how many times recently I’ve learned something and thought “How did I not know about this before?” I thought I knew about apartheid; I thought I knew about the struggle; I knew nothing. A couple of hours reading placards and watching videos in the Hector Pieterson Museum left me in tears.
In tears because it amazes me how people have such an enormous capacity for cruelty.
In tears because it amazes me how fear drives people to commit such heinous acts.
In tears because it amazes me that this isn’t history; this is my lifetime.

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