When she asked me why these things happened, I said the only thing I could think of that would make sense to her, “well, you’re growing up and learning what is right and what is wrong, and the world has to grow up too.”
But mostly, I hate that whatever discomfort, pain, sadness, and anger I feel as a mother, is so microscopic compared to the magnitude of anguish people of color, must feel for their children. I hate that such suffering exists and I hate that I will never truly be able to understand it.
Honestly, I’ve been toiling all week about what to say. Another microscopic discomfort that is amplified a million times over for people of color. I wish we could flip a switch and just be people, no suffix needed. But that is not the world we are living in.
We will be making ongoing donations to black-led organizations such as, Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective, and the NAACP.
We will be inclusive in the workplace and in our content creation.
We will support black-owned businesses and business partners.
We will speak up to our friends and family and educate our children.
We will vote.
We will re-evaluate what we are doing as an ally on a regular basis.
Here are some additional resources and action steps that we want to share.
Works with the Minneapolis community to relocate funding to promote health and safety for the community.
Working to secure the rights of the black community and eliminate discrimination. They've also created this template email you can send to your Congressional representatives.