Once we get a news cycle out of the way, we somehow make it okay to move away from the difficult conversations. Throw in the wackiest election cycle in… well… forever, and it’s easy to forget the underlying difficulties we still don’t deal with in our culture. It’s only been two months since I was jolted by the shooting of Philando Castile, but we’ve moved away from conversation on race quite easily.
I want to share this video from someone who has deeply impacted my thinking on race. It’s an older video and we’ve had quite a few more incidents since this was recorded, but Michelle Alexander and her book, The New Jim Crow, had an impact. This video is long, but worth the time. I would say, “I hope you enjoy,” but I would be lying.