Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard, program manager for the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, participated as a panelist for NBCLA’s Virtual Town Hall, “The Time is Now: Rooting Out Racism.” The conversation centered on solutions in the battle against racism.
Smith-Pollard discussed how anger can be directed into effective action.
“Anger is not a bad emotion. It has to directed to action.”
“As a pastor, what I say to my congregation, and what other pastors and faith leaders are saying to their congregations at their houses of worship is to not just be angry but to direct that emotion some place. Direct that energy to voting. Direct that energy to holding electives accountable in whatever form you’re able to do that. Direct that energy to the census, which is happening right now.”
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