Note to myself (and maybe you too) :
First, I am sorry. Also ashamed, appalled, again. And it’s too easy for people like me to turn away from the horrors of racial oppression, the insidious and the blatant, too easy to turn it off, go back to recipes and Jeopardy and feeling cooped up at home. But it’s our duty, if we value all that’s right and good, to read, to learn, to face the difficult, painful, eye-opening reality of our nation’s failures, our own failures. Read, watch, learn. The links below are a start. It’s all real and all important.
You ARE part of this atrocity. Yes. It hurts.
You CAN help to change it.
Wake up. Pay attention. Listen. Care.
(emotional, brilliant contemplations by Trevor Noah)
(how would you feel if…?)
(please, look at these human beings)
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 278: 145 words, TOTAL = 46,801; 13,199 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.