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On this Day - 11th June, 1963

1963, US President, John F. Kennedy, says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act".

Never have truer words been spoken, and yet we find that even today, 56 years later, we can still see segregation in society.  Nothing more needs to be said on this matter, morally everyone knows what is right and yet we still see prejudice and discrimination for an array of reasons; sexuality, gender, age, race etc.

Never has it been and never will it be okay to segregate another human being, we all come into the world the same way and we all leave in the same way too.

Don't be afraid to tackle these issues head on in your writing, your characters are people that can face the same prejudice and discrimination that we see in our own society.  You never know, maybe one day one of your characters could change the life of another person.

Signing off for now,


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