Friday, June 19, 2015

Sometimes The Way We Have Always Done It, Doesn't Work

When I think of how different I am from how I used to think 10 years ago, 20, I can't believe I am the same person.

I am, but I have changed. There are things I no longer fear, and things I have grown confident in. What has led me to pursue the hope of growing into a better person and fingers crossed, one that helps make our world better even for one person, is to consider that my thinking needs to change.

This week, I read articles that left me in a private moment of stillness. The writing in them the kind that calls on us to be open, not reactionary, and to examine what it is we harbor. Even if we buck against it.

I am hoping that you read at least one of them. And then to reflect honestly about the words here, we can't always be right and we can't always keep thinking the way we've always been thinking.

It's time to see the world as it is for others.

Thank you.

From Alternet . Taking Responsibility for Racism and Why People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race

From Huffington Post . Why It's Hard To Talk About Racism

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  1. Thank you for the links. I've been so disheartened by a recent Facebook thread I made the mistake of joining about how the South was right and we shouldn't just abandon a flag that people treasure when the federal flag represents to much worse (etc. etc. etc.). We have such a long way to go to even begin to meaningfully root out racism in this country there are days I feel hopeless about it. Good to have saner words to listen to and learn from.

    1. Korinthia, to me, there is no future in the Confederate Flag. It is a symbol of an ugly part of history: we need the flag in museums, to talk about it in history classes, but to fly proudly? It's not for America.



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