By Michelle Palmer As the dialogue around racial justice continues, I’ve noticed (and experienced) some complexities and frustrations. Things that, if not confronted, can make us want to give up, throw in the towel, and retreat into complacency. But the thing is that complacency is how we got here. White supremacy and systemic racism RELIES… Read More Not Easy, But Worth It: Mixed Feelings, Complexities, and the Very Important Reasons to Not Give Up
By Michelle Palmer I wrote this in a fit of (mild) frustration in the middle of last week. The excitement of seeing so many of my white friends finally speaking out on racism was exciting and inspiring. But then negative reactions and whataboutism and friends heartbroken because of the ignorance of their loved ones got… Read More What Now? A follow up message for new anti-racists.
It’s worth asking, “Is what I just said racist?” So we can learn how to not say racist things. It’s worth asking, “Why did I assume the worst from that person? Was it the color of her skin?” So we can learn how to not make judgments based on race. It’s not fun, but it’s worth it.… Read More The Basics: Racism