Checking in With Dean Forbes - January 2021
Many of us had hoped for better things in 2021 and, indeed, there are reasons for optimism. But the images of violence at the Capitol that propelled us into this new year left an indelible imprint. While details are still emerging, the presence of symbols of white supremacy and anti-Semitism displayed by some of those involved in the insurrection was jarring. Those symbols, compounded with the muted response and violence that ensued, were deeply disturbing and a potent reminder of the racism and bigotry that persists in our society.