a story of racial justice, from me to you.

Friends, if I had my way, I’d write light and fluffy, cotton candy-filled pieces that make you and me feel like a million bucks. I’d skim the surface and I’d not muddy the waters. I’d laugh and I’d never cry. I’d accept every answer on face value instead of asking the hard questions.

I’d also then never be challenged, and I’d never have to grow, and I’d stay the same and believe the same and, except for the Jennifer Aniston cut I rocked in the late nineties, I’d probably look the same, too. 

But who wants that?

And how’s that for living?

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Photos: 7th grade Cara on the left; MLK and my father in law on the right.

Today’s post (on my blog) is short, but this story you’ll soon read is one that’s been ruminating in my insides for a good while now. It’s a story of my journey into issues of racial justice. It’s a story of meeting the HBH (Hot Black Husband), and it’s a story of learning about the impact his father made not only for African Americans in this country, but for all humans, everywhere.

It’s a story of God, and it’s a story of what we want to pass on to our boys, now and in the future. It’s a story of how our children are already teaching us to see differently and live differently and love most differently. 

It’s a story that has come to change me, and I hope it changes you, too.

I don’t expect you to agree with everything I’ve written, but I sure hope it makes you think.

So, click here to read the article …and enjoy all the pictures along the way, too!

xo, c.

PS: If you like it, sprinkle around some love and share it on Facebook. Also, if you haven’t already, will you like my Facebook page? My future agent and publishing house thanks you! 

4 thoughts on “a story of racial justice, from me to you.

  1. I loved this post, Cara… so powerful… and yep, I already shared it.

    you and i talked about you writing for my blog http://www.bevmurrill.com Are you still up for that? I’ve been flat out for a while and wasn’t able to get back to you (and have let my blog go for the last couple of months too) … let me know if it’s still something that would work for you. xx

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    1. I’d be honored to still write for you, Bev! The best is if you give me a date and an assignment (word, theme, whatever) that you’d like me to write about. Can we chat over email about it? caramac54 at gmail dot com.

  2. Dear Cara,

    Your blog is beautifully written! I appreciate God’s story in your lives, and the story you want to pass on to your dear sons. May God continue to give you and James wisdom and love as you journey with your dear precious family. Also, thank you for sharing the wonderful family photos. Great to see you in pictures when I don’t see all of you in person as often. I do keep you in my prayers as the Holy Spirit brings you to mind.

    Blessings, Love & Hugs, Shireen

    1. Oh, thank you, Shireen! It’s great seeing your face here. I got to see and sit with Susan Hill and Rachel Kish at a Jim Wallace event tonite. Brought back lots of fond DPC memories. Hugs. 🙂

      Cara Meredith

      writer, speaker, musician. carameredith.com

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