Sheltering-in-Place: Day 80
The text on the image reads
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Today is a day of learning for me.
Wanna learn, too?
I seem to have a recurring theme of, "If this middle aged white lady can do it, you can, too." Today is very much a part of that, and I really do believe it. And, also, too, in addition, it may very well be that you are much farther along in this process than I am. If so—YAY! Good Job! Keep it up! You're one of the people I'm inspired by. Thank you for the effort.
So... what's at the link? It's a list of resources in different formats so that white people and parents can self-educate on how to be anti-racist. If you aren't sure what anti-racist means, this list is a great place to start learning. You can also check out this explanation from The National Museum of African American History and Culture. It explains anti-racism and more much more thoroughly and eloquently than I am able.
If you aren't in the mood to visit the link in the image, no worries. Here are a few examples of items listed in the Google document.
Film: Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)
Book: Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
Podcast: 1619 (New York Times)
The above is a mostly random selection from the compiled list of resources linked above. I have not read, watched, or listened to everything on the list. There's a lot there, and there is so much more. Each of us does what we're able, one step at a time. My goal today is to learn while not letting myself get overwhelmed with how much there is to learn.