“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
In a just world, everyone would be treated equally, paid fairly, and have equal access to the resources needed to build a happy, healthy, and safe life.
But the reality we live in doesn't look like that. In the United States, the majority of the wealth is owned by a slim percentage of the population, while millions suffer in poverty. Racism, homophobia, and bigotry are entrenched in our institutions. Many people do not have access to the resources needed to create a safe home or protect themselves from violence.
At the core, security and equity are connected: an equitable society increases security—and wellbeing--for everyone. Thus, working toward equity is our responsibility, especially those who exist in non-marginalized identities.