Yep, I’m going there.
This really isn’t the kind of topic where you can sit on the sidelines and hope everyone will get along and work things out.
If you have the luxury of white privilege like I do, you know how easy it is to distract yourself with other things.
If you don’t, you live it every single day. You can’t escape it even if you try.
Although I don’t have all the answers, probably not even one, I do think we need to be talking about this.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” ~ Desmond Tutu
In today’s podcast episode, I share some of my own stories, including the ones I’m ashamed to admit.
Because racism in America is real.
If we’re not willing to admit our own racist upbringing (and the racism still in our families) or listen to those who have experienced racism and the impact it’s had on them, we’ll continue to see more and more public acts of hate.
Hiding our own past and remaining silent normalizes this behavior.
So let’s talk, even if we fear rejection or consequences.
Moral courage is not political.
We can do this.
You can listen to the podcast episode HERE.