Waking up America
There has been a huge energy shift this year. Anybody who has died as a result of racism in the past’s life will not have been in vain. The people will not allow it. With these movements sometimes comes change– but sometimes isn’t enough. And the people are tired. In 2020, people are beginning to wake up, people are starting to believe. People are starting to see that in our modern age— there is no room for racism. On any level. People are starting to understand that our voices can change the world.
I hate that it took 10 minutes of a man screaming for his life and his mother and countless others just before that for people of all shades to start waking up. But I am truly grateful people are beginning to demand justice, demand equality, and demand change.
This is generation after generation of trauma. Again, on every level, this is just wrong. Racism is rampant, racism must stop. I think and I hope that people are beginning to wake up. These are tough conversations but they need to be had. People need to be called out on their crap— people need to be punished for the hate they give. And other folks, even myself— need to understand the privilege that is afforded to us based on the melanin (or lack there-of) in our skin. Unfortunately, absurdly, true. Turning a cheek is no longer accepted. Not when it comes to human rights. Silence or “but, but, but, but, but” because it doesn’t affect you personally is not it— it’s not OK.