It’s been tough to grapple with the recent news reports, specifically the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police and of Ahmaud Arbery by civilians. These are the latest in a long line of murders of Black men, women, and children in the U.S., and should prompt each of us to reflect on whether we are doing enough, reading enough, speaking enough, donating enough, fighting enough to dismantle our country’s system of racism. Only you can know this for yourself. Only you can move to action to read more about U.S. history and race and racism, speak to your children and family members and friends, join or organize a protest, join or contribute to a local group whose mission is to fight for racial justice. Only you know the lines between calling out and calling in, true change and action versus public performativity, and how you personally want to move and achieve change. None of it is easy. At all. It is lifelong. But there is no other choice.
See a statement made by the Crane Center & Schoenbaum Family Center
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