As the quarantine and my daily blog draw to a close, I figured now is a good time for reflection. Summer is just now starting to begin and it was a long spring cooped up indoors. I’m sure we all have cabin fever and we’re all ready to get out of the house, but the pandemic is far from over. 2020 has been a difficult … Continue reading Day 98: Time for Reflection
I don’t want to live in an echo chamber. I don’t want to surround myself with people who agree with everything I say and pat me on the back for saying it. I like being exposed to a diverse array of political opinions. I like seeing differing viewpoints, and I still hold the belief that regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, deep … Continue reading Day 91: When is it time to cut someone out of your life?
** photo credit Jordan Frazier @jordansok “There’s no such thing as white privilege.” “Why are people of color complaining? Maybe they brought these problems on themselves.” “Slavery ended a long time ago. Why haven’t people gotten over it?” There was a time, sadly not long ago, when I would’ve said statements like the ones above. It wasn’t that I was hateful or intentionally racist, I … Continue reading Day 87: When is ignorance no longer forgivable?
I don’t want to be another white person squawking about my opinions of racism online. I think we’ve heard enough. A long time ago I would have been one of those people that denied white privilege even existed. I’ve changed a lot since then. I’ve seen more of the world. I’ve broadened my horizons. I’ve opened my mind. I’ve left my tiny predominantly white community … Continue reading Day 78: Dear non-white friends, how can I help?