There are a lot of events happening here in the US that are shining a light on the disparities that exist between white people and people of color.
These disparities are not new.
They are built in to the structure and systems of this country.
They are wrong and I benefit from them.
I’m making this video because I am educating myself on how I can be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.
My go-to resource right now is an article called, “Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston."
I wanted to share it with you.
It’s full of links to articles like, "We need co-conspirators, not allies: how white Americans can fight racism," "Be Less Racist: 12 Tips for White Dudes, by A White Dude," "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism," and "How silence can breed prejudice: A child development professor explains how and why to talk to kids about race."
There is a lot of work for us to do. It’s not enough to just not be racist. We have to be actively anti-racist. We have to speak up and change the systems in place. White silence is violence.
This may be a no-brainer for some of you. This may be a wake up call for others. I also understand some people watching might think it doesn’t apply to them or might even disagree with this information.
If you are white - anywhere in this world, please educate yourself. Racism is not only part of the USA. It’s everywhere.
If you are a person of color, I hope this resource is something you deem accurate and appropriate. If it is, please share it with others who might benefit from it.
It’s not a truth that will fade away or improve on its own. There is work to be done and it involves taking action.
White people, please take responsibility for our society, as you have been a part of its perpetuation and wrong doing, whether you intended to be or not.
Prayers are nice, but not enough. Take your prayers and put them to work.
If you want to share any resources, please leave them in the comments below.
Just a disclaimer, any nonsense posted in the comments, such as “All Lives Matter,” will not be tolerated and will be removed.