Do something

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

The events of this week are a stark reminder — something is seriously wrong in America. Like me, you’re probably tired of yet another needless death.1 How many times will we change our Facebook profile pictures with no real change?2 Or maybe we’ll send “thoughts and prayers” yet do nothing.

What can we do?

I’m going to start with learning more about racism in America. In the process, I hope to unlearn racism. This3 appears to be a good resource:

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

Maybe you’ll join me.

Together, we can make a difference.4

  1. This week it was more than one, as are most weeks. 
  2. When do we move beyond awareness of a problem to working on the solution? 
  3. Hat tip: @Kronda via @mackenzian
  4. Maybe you don’t think you’re part of the problem. Where do you think that puts you in the Five Stages of Unlearning Racism

By Brent Logan

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