You’d think I’d talk about issues of race and leaning into seeing color more than I do on this blog – which is true. I talk about it all the time. The HBH (Hot Black Husband) and I talk about it in some form or another every single day.
But it doesn’t always make its way to this space.
Maybe because it’s the topic of the book I’m writing. Sometimes all of the thoughts churning around inside of me still need to stay inside my brain and heart and soul. Sometimes I have other things on my mind.
I’m delighted to introduce you to a new friend of mine, Michelle DeRusha. She also happens to be a white lady who’s passionate about racial justice. When she asked me to write for her and share some of my thoughts, I couldn’t help but say a hearty yes, yes, yes.
I’d love for you to join me over at her website today. Click here to read why we talk about race, everyday.
Otherwise, here’s a sneak peak:
But by not talking about race, we denied some children their very identities, the individual parts that made them who they were.
We denied them their stories.
“In the end,” Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
His words haunt me. How many times have I kept silent, because I didn’t know what question I should ask, because I felt talking about a certain subject made me uncomfortable?
I guess you could say I’m on a learning journey now.
So, race: do you talk about it? Racial justice: do you engage with it in conversation over the dining room table? Dialogue now!
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