To my readers of other races, please turn your current discomfort into ACTION beyond a social post. (Blackouttuesday may be over but there is much to be done) Not sure where to start, here are a few resources. Start by LEARNING (HERE and HERE and this excellent blog post by Busbee) then LISTEN; (to black stories, your friends, coworkers, etc) the reverse has been contributed to the problem. Be an ADVOCATE by using your VOICE & back that up by DONATING to trusted and vetted organizations (if you can) and not only when it is convenient/trending.
To my black readers, I hope you’re taking time to self-care? I have taken social media breaks, had conversations with my friends, I have cried, and distracted myself by watching movies. HERE is a link to mental health resources for POC.
The burden doesn’t just lie on others so I am sharing some of the things I am implementing to support because Black Lives Matter.