Tag: social change

Caring Hurts, but I Don’t Have It in Me to Stop

I am tired, but quitting isn't an option, because the only way things will get better is if we fight for the change that will make that happen. So as difficult as it is, I will keep looking at the big picture and fight for the change that will...

It’s Time To Get Uncomfortable

Yes, it is uncomfortable and it is against human nature to be uncomfortable. We don't like feeling uneasy and unsure about our past, present, and future. But the harsh truth is that we are long past overdue for an honest conversation about race and the role that the history...

Reflections of a Struggling Patriot

I love my country and I want better for her. I want to see those blinding transgressions transformed into a beautiful sunset, multiple colors mingling with the imperfections in the sky to create a stunning tapistry. I want to develop a mature patriotism, one that doesn't put up blinders...

The Work Starts With Us

I grew up believing I was immune to racism and racial bias. I was a lower middle-class white girl growing up in Detroit. One of my best friends growing up was my next-door neighbor, an African American girl the same age as me. Our bedroom windows faced each other....

What We Read Matters

Reading opens up our world and helps reinforce the idea that we don't know it all, and that it's ok that we don't know everything. When we read a variety of perspectives or books that challenge long-held ideas and force us to defend or even adjust our world-view, we...