As the U.S. heads into the home stretch of the ugliest, most divisive presidential elections in recent memory, I think this amazing quote needs to be shared.

Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial perjoratives and sexual perjoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Someday we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you.

~ Dr. Maya Angelou ~