Where White People Might Begin (10)

I can’t count the number of white people I’ve heard say the murder of George Floyd woke them up to how bad things are for black people, for indigenous people, for all people of color. I’ve cringed, stayed silent. But I’ve wondered. How could you not know? At the same time, if I am fair, I think this monstrous act (that follows centuries of monstrous acts) struck at an especially vulnerable time. Maybe because we are all so off kilter from the pandemic this has reached deeper, feels more vivid. Maybe even those of us who scream white privilege, who have the luxury of turning away, of tuning out, haven’t been able to turn away from this. For me, it joins other griefs, wakes up overwhelm and powerlessness. And living in there, too, is a flicker I think might be hope. If you don’t know where to begin, you might start here.
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

2 thoughts on “Where White People Might Begin (10)

  1. I too wondered “how could you not know”. Jim Crow and so many other atrocities large and small went on continue to go on in similar fashion. Videos have changed the game a bit. Good to see a glimpse of some progress at last.

  2. Yes. I sure hope we make some real progress in terms of dismantling some of the systems! Thanks for stopping by, Bumba. :)

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