I posted this video on Facebook a short while after the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, SC and it has been viewed more than 3500 times. That’s pretty amazing!
White brothers and sisters: We must listen to our friends of color. The time is NOW.
Posted by J. Matthew Barnes on Friday, June 19, 2015
Here’s the point in a nutshell: Racism is real; therefore, we (meaning white people) must listen to our brothers and sisters of color. The time for arguing and saying that folks are too sensitive is over.
We must listen.
And then we must act. We must own up to our part of the systemic issues that folks face in our world, ask for forgiveness, and make amends by standing in solidarity with our friends of color. (And, no, we can’t just jump to that last part. We must humble ourselves through confession and the seeking of forgiveness first.)
Thoughts? Keep things above the board. I have an itchy delete button finger.