I’m bereft that someone was so radicalized by racist ideologies – in 2015! in the U.S.! – that they murdered 9 people on cold blood – an act of terrorism if you will. And sadly I’m not surprised in the least.
There is little I can write about last Thursday’s massacre – and the culture that surrounds it – that someone else hasn’t already said better. So instead I link to them:
- Black Girl in Maine: The aftermath…are we ready to get real or will the circle jerk continue?
- Yarn-A-Go-Go: Why Saying “All Lives Matter” Sounds Racist
- 11 Ways White America Avoids Taking Responsibility for its Racism
- Only white people can save themselves from racism and white supremacism
I’m not the perfect anti-racist ally but I’m trying. And I’m going to fail in the future just like I’ve failed in the past. And then I’m going to apologize, and do better in the future. Because dammit, black peoples’ lives DO matter to me. And white people, we can do so much better than what we’ve done so far.