I’ve been grappling with whether to write a blog post addressing the racial turmoil that has come to a head in our nation over the past week. I haven’t written a new post on my blog in about a month. But do I really have anything unique to say? I sit from a point of white privilege, and my thoughts are not particularly special or helpful. I try to be an ally, but do I mess up? Daily! Do I do enough to help social justice be served in my community? Not at all. But I do try. And I place value on the trying.
I encourage everyone to make the effort to “know better.” The voices of people of color are there telling us how to make this better. But we have to take the time and effort to listen. Each of us can learn new things every single day as we strive to be the best possible version of ourselves.
So take a moment to stop talking. And listen.