The Truths We Hold

Kamala Harris |  Nonfiction

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Racial – Restorative – Environmental – Reproductive – Economic – Healthcare – Gender – Social - Poetic

Those are the words I heard or read in the five days after declaring my intention to explore and rediscover the word “justice.”  Justice in my mind has become so ubiquitous that I’m not sure what it means anymore.  And it is a word applicable to every societal ill we can imagine.  Appropriate?  Perhaps.

On declaring my intention to re-educate myself about justice, an important concept to me, I asked my colleagues to recommend reading.  Two suggested this book. I decided not to rate Harris’s published work because I wasn’t reading it as a book, I was reading it as a research project.  I also wasn’t reading it to understand Kamala Harris’ policies or platforms in her attempt on the White House.  I read The Truths We Hold with a very focused lens: to learn what ‘justice” means to her. And I received an excellent education.

Harris was born breathing justice.  It was a part of her childhood, as she learned from and observed her mother; a passion of her adolescence; the source of her teenage and adult activism.  She has had jobs in the arena of legal justice, but even this taps on so many of the items listed above.  And below.

Aspects of justice she addresses in her book (I probably missed some)

  • Criminal justice 
  • Bail system justice 
  • Marriage equality justice
  • Hate crimes justice
  • Black lives matter
  • Human trafficking 
  • Transgender justice
  • Children’s justice
  • Justice for Dreamers
  • Labor justice
  • Women’s justice
  • Economic justice
  • Climate change justice
  • Water justice 
  • Health care justice
  • Education justice
  • Immigration justice
  • Mental health justice
  • Public health policy
  • Access to addiction treatment 
  • Environmental justice
  • Election infrastructure justice
  • Drought/fire/flood/pandemic justice  
  • Refugee justice

Wow.

 

One response on “The Truths We Hold

  1. Deby

    Kamala Harris is the only politician to whom I have donated a large sum of money – because you get the real deal with your donation. She has been a wonderful advocate for justice for all. The only thing T-rump is right about is that he should indeed be scared of her.

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