it's time

I have work to do. I live in the whitest state in the nation, at 95.5% white folx. Maine is also the state with the highest proportion of residents over the age of 65. I am a privileged middle-aged white woman. I have work to do.

I'm compiling a list of books to read: This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell; So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo; White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo; How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi; Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad; and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.

I'm compiling a list of Anti-racism resources.


  1. Good for you for turning your feelings into action. My city is being looted this evening as I write this, and my heart is heavy. I'm overwhelmed.

  2. All lives matter. Too bad not all people understand that. Praying for our country!

  3. I'm with Susan on this one.

  4. I'm afraid I don't understand the "all lives matters" response. If I posted that I was eager to SAVE THE POLAR BEARS!, would someone comment, "but manatees matter, too?" I don't see how learning about someone else's experience being can possibly be a bad thing, Kwiz. I really don't.