The month of June acknowledges some of the diversity in our country by celebrating both Juneteenth and LGBTQ Pride Month. Given that we like to celebrate holidays at IT Radix, I think it’s fitting that we shed some light on these two important times of observation.

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the effective end of slavery in the U.S. on June 19th, 1865.  It is a celebration of freedom—one of the very foundations of our country.  LGBTQ Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan which was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

Sadly, racism and discrimination of all types exist on all levels in our country and I, for one, am pleased to see people everywhere acknowledging the issues and moving towards more fair, just, and inclusive actions.  I do not know all the answers, but I do believe that we all need to come together to learn about the issues, reflect on our own thoughts on injustice and work towards making the world a better place for all.

I’m optimistic that despite our individually diverse backgrounds, preferences, and goals, that in our great country, we can live together in harmony.

First published in our June 2021 IT Radix Resource newsletter