Chapter 8: Good, Bad, Ugly

The title ('Good, Bad, Ugly") conspires with the image to tell a diverse story of how Covid, significant racial injustice issues, the elections, the Insurrection, the "Big Lie", etc. brought out the best and worst in people. One key example: Peaceful BLM demonstrations brought about uncalled for police (military?) actions and violence while primarily white Insurrectionists on Jan.6th were given a pass. Covid also demonstrated the disparities in the human/social condition between white and BIPOC ... and then has led with sustained controversy re: masks and vaccines. The World as pictured in the image seems to have devolved into a dark chasm of "bad and Ugly", yet the "Good" continues to offer hopeful alternatives and perhaps we can learn from the 400+ year resilience and resoluteness of Blacks.