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“Mom, you need to find a way to use your White Privilege to carve a path for Black Voices.” These were the words my 17 year old, LatinX, non-binary child spoke to me in May of 2020. Through my tears and while wondering how in the world my baby grew to be so wise at so young an age, I promised her I would do that. And so, my journey began. I’m not really sure where it’s taking me—this necessary journey—but I’m not really in the driver’s seat am I? There is a Power greater than myself—leading me—teaching me—guiding me. At the core of my journey is the simple statement: Black Lives Matter. It really IS that simple.
2021 NADA Chairman, Paul Walser issued a challenge to the dealer body regarding the first of his three areas of importance in our wonderful industry--Diversity and Inclusion:
I hope you enjoy his remarks as much as I did.