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A World Ocean Month 2020 Reflection on the Flow of Justice

De wata bring we and de wata gwine tek we bak,” is a proverb from my ancestors here in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. As I walk to the marsh of the Sea Islands or stand on the shoreline of the ocean, I hear these words resonate in my soul. I pause and I take in not only the beauty of the ocean as the waves crash against the sand on which I stand but I also take in 500 years of history since this is the means by which my ancestors arrived on the shores of North America and then built the United States.


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