Every time I see this GEICO commercial, I think "that's exactly how most people treat racism, violence, wayward youth, homelessness, veteran suicides, fractured police-community relations, and other societal ills!" People will do anything to avoid doing the real work that leads to solutions and safety -- even if it means putting themselves and others into harm's way!
In case you didn't get it by now, I'm the person saying over and over "why don't we just get into the running car?" That's what L.O.V.E. Is The Answer is -- the solution to racism, violence, wayward youth, homelessness, veteran suicides, fractured police-community relations, and other societal ills. Instead, people keep throwing money and time into things that do not work.
Make a good choice. In the comments section of this article, message me or go to my website L.O.V.E. Is The Answer to learn more about the work we've been doing in the following areas:
- Mentor training
- Community projects
- High school class
- College class
- Church Challenge
- Road Safety Challenge
- And more!
A. J. Ali
A. J. Ali is a 2022 Joseph R. Biden Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree. USAF Veteran. Author. Filmmaker. Antiracist Reimagining Public Safety. International Association of Chiefs of Police Crime Prevention Committee Member.
A. J. is the author of L.O.V.E. Is The Answer book, published in February 2020, and Founder of the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer global movement (started in 2017) to help people learn how to heal their families and communities by learning how to love each other. Birthed from the award-winning film I directed and produced -- WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer. Our film, book, workshops, podcast, and other tools have been transforming police-community relations in America one heart at a time.