Speak Your Mind: Shifting Norms
Social change is hard and sluggish. It takes a lot of time and work to change social norms and it’s totally exhausting. It’s easy to get really discouraged and burned out. Civil rights activism is not for the faint of heart.
However, one civil rights movement that really has momentum is the LGBT rights movement. Just in my lifetime, great strides have been made in the direction of equality. When homosexual sodomy laws were finally ruled unconstitutional when I was in middle school, marriage equality was barely a blip on my radar. And now? It seems like only a matter of time. These kids know what I’m talking about:
I know it seems like a long time coming, but the LGBT rights movement has gained incredible momentum in a short amount of time. I wonder what’s on the horizon?
What now-obscure civil rights cause will become obvious 10, 20, or 30 years from now?