If you are committed to becoming anti-racist, it’s going to disrupt the world you know FOR THE BETTER.
My friends, equality for all is a vital act of sustainability.
Regardless of whether or not you want to admit it to yourself, you are living, thriving and “owning” because of your white privilege, a benefit resting on the pillars of white supremacy. It is a structure that requires no additional thought on your part – in fact, the less you think, the fewer questions you ask, the better. The architects and champions (Donald Trump) work to keep structural racism intact in perpetuity for their own benefit. Your complacency is an easily won and reliable key element to their success. But, wake up and step out from your self-induced moral and spiritual coma for a moment. Ask yourself, are you also a pawn in their game? Your complacency may be benign in contrast to the atrocious violence of card-carrying white supremacists, but are you truly okay with propping up a system that consistently fails black men and women like Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, only a few names in an ever-growing sea of loss and pain? Question yourself and have the decency to admit who you really are. It will be hard, and your ego will intervene because, in the end, no one wants to be considered a bad person. But I am asking you to save us all from the continued hypocrisy.
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