My dearest family and friends who are oh so white and delightsome, I can't do anything fluffy this week. I just can't. All I can say is please listen to voices that don't sound like yours. Listen to stories that don't follow the same path as yours. Listen to people who don't look like you. Listen. And parents, make sure your kids are seeing that gender, body type, and skin color have nothing to do with interests, aptitudes, and possibilities. Read them books with diverse protagonists. Let them watch shows with diverse casts. Let them see men and women in all jobs and in positions of authority. Make that the norm for them. Until next week, here's some information to get you started on that, or help you continue. If you have ideas, or thoughts, or other resources, please feel free to share.
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You
Coretta Scott King book awards
Southern Poverty Law Center
13th on Netflix. Documentary about the unintended consequences of the the 13th ammendment.
When They See Us on Netflix. The story of 5 young men who were wrongfully convicted of a rape in Central Park and spent years in prison because of it.
Trevor Noah speaks very eloquently about the events of this week:
Jane Elliot: "Why are you so willing to accept it or to allow it to happen to others?" This is perhaps the most salient question we can ask ourselves right now. Dig deep, my friends. We have to do better.