If This Makes U Uncomfortable, Then U Make Me Uncomfortable #RRBC
“We can’t understand their lives until we walk a day in someone else’s shoes. And, because the shade of our skin isn’t interchangeable, what we can do, is we can all stand (or kneel) together to effect positive change, not for one, but for all. For this dream to become reality, we must change the way we look at each other, realize that the strongest thing that binds us is color…not the color of our skin, but the color of the blood that courses through each of our veins. And whether you like it or not, that color makes us equal and all the same.”
~ Nonnie Jules
Take a look: (VIDEO OF DISCUSSION HAS BEEN DELETED FROM THE WEB)
Who can believe that in 2016, we are still feeling the effects of racism?
What I can believe is this, if we can’t talk about it, we can’t change it. And, until we start having those deep conversations about our unfounded fears and biases, then we will remain rooted in this cycle of RACISM. See how I’m not afraid to say that? I’m not afraid to say it, because I’m intelligent enough to know that it does still exist and you don’t have to have brown skin to realize what your eyes can clearly see.
Some of you will read this post, watch this video and leave without sharing a comment…because it makes you uncomfortable. Well, then, you make me a little uncomfortable. You see, I don’t worry about the people who aren’t afraid to call a pig a pig or a snake a snake. I worry most about the ones who try to pretend and make that pig and snake into something other than what they are, because they don’t like how the pig looks or how the snake behaves.
Ask yourself: Why can I comment on any of Nonnie’s other posts about books, children, and writing processes, but I don’t feel comfortable “touching” on subjects such as this one?
Hey, you…yes, YOU…the uncomfortable ones…stand in front of a mirror and take a good look at what you see…and if what you see on the outside appears to be OK, then you might want to look a little deeper, before your uncomfortable-ness turns into an unwarranted fear, and then that unwarranted fear turns into ignorance, and then that ignorance, into bloodshed of people who don’t have to die.
#ChangeComesWhenWeAllTakeAStand (or kneel)
if you don’t like it, then that’s your problem.
Go out and change someone’s world today, in a positive way!
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