Ending the systemic racism that plagues our country—and rebuilding communities where the police and citizens all see themselves as being on the same side—will require contributions from all of us. White Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. We need to try, as best we can, to walk in one another’s shoes—to imagine what it would be like if people followed us around stores, or locked their car doors when we walked past...or if every time our children went to play in the park, or just to the store to buy iced tea and Skittles, we said a prayer—“please God, don’t let anything happen to my baby.” Let’s remember that—not just today, but every day.
Friday, July 8, 2016
"When the 24-hour news cycle moves on, I won’t.”
Posted by Scott Hopkins at 10:20 PM