THE SILENCE OF (many of) MY NON BLACK FRIENDS IS DEAFENING!!!
My heart is heavy, my eyes tear.
I shrug. brush off my shoulder. pop my collar. so fresh so clean!
stay and stand strong!!!
I rethink my status as ally – to whom… if I have none
because you don’t know me… don’t know my kids… have no kids… never stole anything… never had a kid get into trouble… don’t live near blacks… believe it was deserved… the police are right… don’t care…
want to be right about race, racism and privilege in America, without considering the black perspective, knowing the history and residual effect.
if you are not part of the solution, the discussion….