Right now, there is the pain of injustice and racism in America. To stand together, we must stand up for one another and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage rightly provoked by the senseless killing of black people and a much longer history of racism.
That painful past is still present today — not only in the form of violence but in the everyday experience of profoundly rooted discrimination. We see it in our criminal justice system, in the disproportionate toll of the disease on Black and Brown communities, in the inequalities in neighborhood services and the educations our children receive.
While our laws have changed, the reality is that protections for Black and Brown people are still not universally applied. We’ve seen communities of color continue to endure discrimination, trauma, and killings.
As we strive to improve conversations about race, racism, and racial justice in this country, the environment in which we’re speaking seems to be continually shifting, which shows that these conversations are more critical than ever.
I am sharing an excellent article to read about conversations with injustice and racism, by elephant journal.