So glad you're here. We've got a lot of work to do. Over the last eight years, I've been seIf educating on race relations, racial justice, white supremacy, and privilege in America, and well, it's BAD. I'm convinced that change will not come until more white people wake up and take action. Some of you will be uncomfortable with the actions I suggest. Some might already be taking them, but until we educate ourselves, rather than ask a POC to explain things to us or help us get through our feelings, until we step onto the front lines with our black and brown brothers and sisters and admit that we benefit greatly from being a member of the dominant race, until we pay all the opportunities and privilege the color of our skin has afforded us forward to those who are oppressed by a racist system, until we call our friends and family out on their ignorance and hate, nobody is free. Privilege is a spectrum, I get it, but in an age where the President of this country does nothing to support the victims of white bigotry and hate, and is advised by white nationalists, we have a spiritual responsibility to keep marginalized folks safe, use our privilege for good, and speak truth to power. It's gonna get messy, but I hope you find this newsletter a useful tool in the pursuit of much needed change.
I'll be posting content I find relevant to this work weekly, and I'm very open to suggestions.