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#BlackLivesMatter Explained By A White Guy

iStock_5179418_SmallerDon’t worry.  It is not my intention to change this pharma/regulatory/technology blog into a political platform, but after the events of last week, I think it is appropriate for all of us to step back and examine how we can make our country better.  I believe I can make a positive contribution by explaining my sincere interpretation of #BlackLivesMatter.  I first heard the phrase “Black Lives Matter” back in 2012 when Travon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.  Like most people, when I first heard the phrase, I thought it was clearly wrong.  I thought, what they should say, is “all lives matter”. Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter Explained By A White Guy

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Thinker of powerful thoughts, and with the skill to assert them as undeniable truths.

Don’t expect to reach me today.  For the first time in my career I work for a company that celebrates Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a holiday.  I am particularly happy about that, because I rank Dr. King behind only George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln as the greatest American Founding Father.

Neither Lincoln nor King were present at the beginning of our country so most people don’t consider them to be “Founding Fathers”, but because they both caused major course corrections in our nation’s direction that actually straightened our path and lead us to achieve freedom for all Americans, I count them that way.

The United States is among only a few nations Continue reading Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.