I have been quiet in this space, regarding the events, chaos, horrors that have been occurring in our country over the past few weeks, and ultimately centuries. Those words “events”, “chaos”, “horrors” are insufficient to wholly convey what is happening, what has happened for generations. Any words I say are not enough.
I have been reading and listening, as I always do, to all sides: Blacks, African Americans, Mixed/Bi-racial, left, right, liberal, conservative, law enforcement, politicians, and protesters, reaching out to those I know and felt would understand my heart, listening to them, their stories and experiences.
We must stand together with our BIPOC Brothers and Sisters, supporting them, listening to their stories. Understanding that we are each unique in what we have to offer to move forward, together.
We must demand immediate change from all of our leaders on every level, but it must also begin with ourselves and our children.
Equality and justice can never be legislated into being, because evil, flawed people will always find ways to abuse and murder others. It must begin in the hearts and minds of you and me.
- https://readaloudrevival.com/books-about-racism – Books to talk with your children
* Podcasts – I have way more podcast episodes to recommend than anything else. These are the voices to hear, speaking to their own stories.
* Again, this list is in no way exhaustive, it is just some of what I’ve listened to over the past few weeks.