Our hearts are heavy as we reach out to you this week. To see our communities in pain and our country struggle for footing reminds us that peacefulness, when it rests on a false sense of justice, is only an illusion.
This week’s resources - “The Anti-Racist Reading List” and “12 Books About Anti-Racism to Read Right Now” are excellent, well curated compilations. However, we take issue with the idea that they should be read
They should have been read - by Americans of all colors, creeds and economic standing - the moment they were written
The authors of these pieces were giving us a chance to reckon with the truth of our history, before such truth needed to be shouted in the streets.
Unfortunately, too many of us did not heed their call. The shouting has indeed reached the streets. In the spirit of Sankofa, we ask you to look back at these texts, that we may carry their lessons forward into a more just future.