Putting up a typical post didn't feel right this week.
I am contemplating racism in a way I have never done before. I'm shocked and saddened by what is happening. That statement shows that I haven't really been paying attention. Today and from here on out I am examining my own ignorances, biases, not wanting to look at my own privilege, and not wanting to see what is really going on.
I haven't spoken out, afraid to say something ignorant or offensive. But, silence can imply being complicit and I am the opposite of complicit.
I am angry.
I am outraged.
And I'm incredibly sad.
I am no authority on these issues. I am going to be looking to leaders that I admire and ones they recommend to learn more about institutionalized racism in our country and in my own life. I invite you to do the same.
P.S. I have not thoroughly reviewed these resources yet, but will share what I am starting to look at if you'd like a jumping off point:
Rachel Cargle www.rachelcargle.com
Dr. Clint Smith www.clintsmithiii.com
Brittany Packnett Cunningham brittanypacknett.com
Debby Irving 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge www.debbyirving.com