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One Starfish at a Time

In this clip, a visitor to the Northwest African American Museum on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2024 shares the parable about the starfishes on the beach. When faced with an enormous problem, such as a million starfish stranded on the beach or like systemic racism, does it change anything to address it one thing at a time?

How can I save all these starfish? You know, but then you realize, maybe just by picking up one starfish, you can save one starfish at a time.