CN: racism, violence, police, white supremacy, murder
A 400+ year campaign slogan “We’re white and right!”?
Whites and rights don’t get along.
They’d rather be white than right
White flight takes a wrong turn
When supremacists end up taking
Shooting shot guns
Knees on necks
(“Don’t tread on me”)
Waving flags that took rights
Waving flags that took lives
Protecting monuments of fear
Monumental injustice Continue reading White Rights Are Wrong
I didn’t plan on writing this piece about #BlackLivesMatter. I wanted to watch how it all played out without getting too involved. Truthfully I was afraid that I would say something wrong that would make me look unintelligent and uninformed. Then I realized that by being silent about it, somehow I was allowing more damage to happen. I write this from a place of vulnerability, love, and hope. I’m willing to be brave for those whose voices are drowning in fear. I hope to amplify the voices of my black brothers and sisters as they scream, even when it seems no one is listening. I hope to be corrected, as needed, by those whose lives are in danger and whose shoes I can never occupy. I will keep listening.
Continue reading Standing in Solidarity: Black Lives Matter