It has taken me three drafts and many re-writes to finally hit publish on this post about how our family is planning to address racism.
People are scared to put their thoughts out there because they’re afraid of their words and intentions being miss understood. I am too, but it’s important to share even if my words aren’t perfect.
I want my kids to know that we should still love one another even though we may be different.
Focusing more on diversity instead of cultural fit can sometimes be at odds. I want to help pull up the people around me that need the most help.
I believe that voting is the single most effective way for most of us regular citizens to make meaningful changes in society.
My commitment is to become more educated in local elections. And vote for politicians and policies that will make meaningful changes to eliminate racism.
I’ve appreciated how the church we go to has not tip-toed around racism. Instead, it’s addressed it head-on while acknowledging the shortcomings of our church.