I have come to not mind the uncomfortable places. I may grate internally, but when I find myself listening to the pain of others more often than not I find grief. I find sorrow. Lament. And then… the desire to keep moving forward.
In that light, could we please still keep listening and learning? In light of the impact the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd are having, let’s keep listening.
Listen to this lament and rage:
From the beginning, racist Americans have been perfectly content with turning nightmares into dreams, and dreams into nightmares; perfectly content with the law of racial killing, and the order of racial disparities. They can’t fathom that racism is America’s nightmare. There can be no American dream amid the American nightmare of anti-black racism—or of anti-Native, anti-Latino, anti-Asian racism—a racism that causes even white people to become fragile and die of whiteness. Ibram X. Kendi
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