As a white person, I have the privilege of not having to speak up about racism.
And too often – sometimes without even thinking about it – I’ve allowed that privilege to go unchecked.
I’ve not talked to my kids nearly enough about racism and social justice, because I’m not sure what to say and it’s uncomfortable. And, worse, because I’ve been lazy. I thought that because my kids easily make friends with kids of other races, and that because we have black family members (some of whom have lived with us off and on over the years) that it somehow let me off the hook from having to talk much about it. But of course, it doesn’t. Close relationships with people of color may help us see race issues in a more personal and compassionate way, but it doesn’t mean we get a “get out of talking about racism free” pass."
Amazing piece by +Meagan Francis
at +Bonbon Break #Charleston