I attended a life-affirming “expression of solidarity” on Grand Avenue — a group of white parishioners at the St. Margaret of Scotland Church with Black Lives Matter signs, others that read “Fight Systemic Racism” and others saying “Racism Is Ungodly.” Most cars that drove past sounded their horns, waved, and shouted in agreement.
Here’s a few articles I have flagged for myself in my ongoing effort to educate myself about issues of racial justice. I’m keenly aware that my white privilege affords me the quiet space and time to do so, as well as the option to ignore this information altogether.
As we hold up signs, declaring ourselves to be allies, may we continue the inner work.
- “Juneteenth and the Meaning of Freedom: Emancipation is a marker of progress for white Americans, not Black ones.”
- “From Grandfather to Grandson, The Lessons of the Tulsa Race Massacre”
- “Dave Chappelle’s Rough-Cut Humorlessness in ‘8:46′”