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It feels wrong to post about clothes, or travel, or anything like that after what our country is going through right now. I’ve been educating myself this week, donating, and signing petitions. I watched the great conversation put on by My Brother’s Keeper, with President Obama, and wow, that was eye opening. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, you definitely should check it out. My company has impressed me at the way they’ve opened up the discussion about race. There was an open format conversation held by our Multicultural Alliance that truly affected me.
Since it was an open format, anyone could speak and this one woman asked to speak. She was sobbing as she told us that she was so worried about her son who is a black police officer because he has to go out and patrol the streets. When she asked him to stay home, he told her it was his duty to go out. She said she wasn’t sure what she would do if anything happened to him. It brought tears to my eyes because you could feel the helplessness she felt through the zoom call. I felt for her and realized every black mother feels that fear no matter what their child’s profession is – and they feel that every day.
It’s ridiculous that in 2020 this is happening. In fact, it’s almost hard to wrap your brain around. That’s why I’ve been so quiet on social media (if you follow me). I don’t know what to say. There isn’t anything for me to say – it’s for people who know more than I do to handle the education. Here are the resources I’ve seen going around that I’ve been checking out and I hope you do as well.
This is just a small section of what you can do to take action right now. If you’re on social media, there are a ton of people who are sharing great resources and how to get involved. I posted a great pic on my stories this past week that sums up everything I feel – and I will leave the words here.
I understand that I will never understand. However, I stand.