5.30.2020

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.


4 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. I'm with Susan on this one.

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  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.

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