Monday Musings:"Recent Racism" 8/21/17

August 21, 2017

IntoriLex, Monday Musings, Recent Racism  

LIFE LATELY 

I've been doing a lot of soul searching and transitioning between positions at work. The current US administration has given me the motivation I need to fight against it's racist and detrimental policies. No one is going to make the world better alone, and we all have to figure out how we can help. I've been writing again and slowly catching up on the towering books I need to read. Thank you readers for your comments and encouragement on Twitter when I feel like my blogging isn't even meeting my own expectations.

I wasn't able to make it to the Counter Protest that happened in Boston this weekend. But I was proud so many came out to stand against white supremacist spewing hate. We can show that racist beliefs can't be tolerated and we need to. No one should feel like they can stay out of politics. The heavy cost of apathy became clear after the election.

"Recent Racism"

I've learned and adapted to the racist reality that I live in my entire life. I have had upsetting experiences of being talked to like I was sub-human. That's why it was such a shock to see people surprised that Nazi's would run over a young woman standing up against racism with a car. Heather Heyer's mom has urged that we take righteous action going forward.

America's history has never not included racism and the subjugation of another. Racism is as American as apple-pie, pretending that it's a unthinkable monster being unearthed does nothing to change that. 

I hope that as more people become engaged we keep the momentum going. White supremacist groups have been a threat and taking down monuments that honor them is a small step toward change. Racism thrives when people ignore it, now is the time to stand up against it in all of it's awful forms.

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