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“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” - Nelson Mandela
Why you need to stop saying, “All Lives Matter” an article by Rachel Cargel. Click here to follow Rachel on Instagram.
If you haven’t already, sign this petition on change.org for justice for George Floyd. You may think that your one signature doesn’t matter, but it does. There are now almost 12 million signatures. TOGETHER we can bring about change.
A book for me - I’m not a big reader. I wish I was. Of course I read online and articles on my phone all day long, but I never just sit down with a book. So for me, instead of ordering White Fragility from Amazon with the risk that I wouldn’t read the entire thing, I purchased the audiobook here so I can listen to it (while I’m cooking, driving, walking, etc.). If you are not like me a prefer a physical book, I have found White Fragility in stock HERE.
Books for the boys - Change starts at home with our children. I will continue to have age appropriate conversations with both Luke and Harrison. Click here to read this NPR piece on talking about race with young children.
This is just the start. This is only three days of reading and researching, googling, and listening, clicking, and reflecting. This is only the beginning. It is not enough to be anti-racist, we must be actively anti-racist. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are crimes against humanity. As difficult as it can be to find the right words to say it pales in comparison to the suffering of BIPOC in this country. Today I am committing to these two things:
The Sunday Section - Sharing more books, recipes, podcasts, brands, and small businesses by and owned by BIPOC in this weekly blogpost.
For the rest of 2020 I will make a $50 donation each month to the NAACP and a $50 donation to Black Visions Collective.
Again, this is just the beginning. This is not just about one instagram post or one blog post for me. I’m committed to being an active voice in the fight against racism in America. I hope you’ll join me.