Noted social justice educator Laci Green brings us this short introduction to systemic racism in America.
I’ve vacillated mightily today. I’ve cried tears of joy and rage. I’ve imagined a thousand weddings and mentally designed two thousand rhinestoned gowns, all while cursing the proprietary and historically oppressive institution. I’ve been excited, then furious with myself for being excited about something so freaking stupid.
To witness is passive. To bear witness is active. I walk toward my own discomfort and pain because I know it is nothing compared to others’. I willingly keep my eyes and ears open, even though I hate it, because these injustices deserve and demand to be witnessed – especially by white people. It is our moral obligation to witness and respond to this.
Acknowledging racial injustice exists is only the first step in developing allyship skills. You are aware that racism is a real part of lived, daily experiences for People of Color. YouContinue reading “White against White Supremacy”