You know how when a woman starts a sentence with “First of all…” she’s about to unload?
FIRST OF ALL,
I’m enraged by the acts of aggression – both large and small, against the Black community. Students of history know that while slavery was outlawed in 1865, the oppression of Black people did not end. And more than 150 years later, the spores of racism are still hanging around, spreading the toxic mold of hate. This is not political. This is not rhetorical. This is about the sanctity of life. I understand that I will never understand. But I will stand with my Black friends and neighbors. I will elevate their voices. I am a white woman learning.
Second of all, for those who are ready to face the truth about America’s history of racism, I highly recommend “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson. I could scarcely put it down. This book changed my understanding of Black culture and opened my eyes to systemic racism in action. Check it out at your local library or get your copy using my Amazon Affiliate link (click here). Any affiliate commission received will go straight to non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting racism.
Okay. Deep breaths. On with my letter…
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