I want to give a sincere thank you to all my white friends and family who have a jump and have no problem speaking up about the injustice that’s going on in the world. We see you; we appreciate you.
The ones who are being silent, trying to pretend like they’re invisible because the conversation is uncomfortable: ignoring problems doesn’t make them go away it only makes them bigger. Black people do not have the power to stop racism. All you who choose to be silent and do nothing, because you refuse to speak up the cycle continues.
So just as black friends have made mental notes of those who stand with them, we’ve also made mental notes of all who have stayed silent and of all the “All lives matter” and “Blue lives matters,” as well…..Just know we see you! I said what I said, no need to defend yourself or speak up now. Maybe go look in the mirror or have a hard talk with your children, not me. Black families are forced to explain racism to children before they even start school. (The luxury of not having to do so is privilege.)