“We may be uncomfortable talking about race, but we can no longer afford to be silent. We have chosen a profession, which—like parenting—requires that our comforts come second to those of children.”
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” -Audre Lorde Audre Lorde Archive at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Most people don’t know there’s more than one verse to the national anthem, and it’s the third that’s a doozy.
The first thing I noticed about this article was “Interesting choice to use Ben & Jerry’s font!” Then, I glanced at the URL and realized the article I was reading was on the Ben & Jerry’s website. I can’t think of a better excuse to go out and get some Ben & Jerry’s. 🙂
Yes, systemic racism is real. And people of color – African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other minorities – face it every day. We still have a lot of work to do, America. The good news: by speaking up about it, you can be part of the solution.
“Until we have a conversation about what privilege means, we’ll never understand what racism means.”