No witty titles or funny introductions. I’m not good at politics, or talking about serious social issues, but I think even someone like me can figure this one out…
America is shitty to black people on a regular basis.
Chuck Wendig is way, way better at talking about this than I am.
I really just want to make three main points…
- Yes, white people are privileged, but apologizing for your privilege is not an action. We (all of us, black/white/brown/red/yellow/mixed/polish/whathaveyou) recognize the system is flawed, what we need is to fix it.
- Violence is not an acceptable fix for violence.
- Social media is not an acceptable replacement for joining the fight.
Donate to a minority cause. Get to know the people in your neighborhood as equals. See people of other colors as just people. Indict criminals. Encourage peaceful solutions.Engage in face-to-face discussions.
Remember this when it “blows over,” because racism can be as significant as shooting a child in cold blood and as casual as making a joke on a stage.
It’s time to change.