Blessed with so many friendships, black, brown, white. I am attracted to personalities. Unfortunately, we do not discuss racial injustices because it is not the most comfortable for many whites and sometimes myself, but the truth is being black in America has not been the most comfortable due to so many stereotypes. I do not want to overlook the concern from my friends from other racial backgrounds who have expressed genuine concern. I know it is genuine and not routine.
Here are some things you can do to change and heal our world continuously.
• Use your influence, do not remain silent through your social media outlets, email, meetings, etc. It takes bravery and courage, but united we can impact change.
• Eliminate your ignorance, have courageous conversations about what you don’t know and be genuine about it.
• Be in tune in all sincerity
Would you want your feelings discredited? If you were bullied, would you expect for your friend to be a bystander or upstander? When you’re angry with your spouse or your close friend, do you sometime act unreasonable?
I presume you know what the right thing is and you do it!
• Use your imagination, what if you were black in America?
• Search inside of yourself. What did you see growing up in terms of racism? Have you naturally adapted those same habits and views? Are you numb to what blacks have to endure even after you’ve been educated on what the problem truly is?
A colorful heart is filled with love and tender care, unique qualities, an array of ideas, a mind filled with wonder and limitless imagination. The world is full of colorful hearts, those who love authentically. Those who want to learn what they do not know in order to be a part of the solution. No matter if you are used to remaining silent or not, what can you do to change that in order to contribute to healing? Change begins with knowing and continues with effort. This black girl with a colorful heart commits to learning as much as possible about history in order to better our world that we reside in. ☮️ Peace!