Supporting Racial Justice

Though I’ve been politically vocal on Facebook, I’ve focused this blog on #OneGoodThing each day. Politics has rarely been an inspiration. But I could not be silent at this crucial moment.

As Jews, we have experienced anti-semitism firsthand. That does not change the fact that we have white privilege. And we know that we will never understand all that it means to be Black in America. However, we stand with Black Lives Matter.

Mama and I support the protestors who are exercising their rights and standing up against the horrible injustices that Black people in America face every day.

We are unable to march/protest in person due to our compromised immune systems and the deadly pandemic. But we have found other ways to be actively anti-racist. It is our job to educate ourselves. We all must do better.

Here are a few ways you can help: Sign a petition. Make a donation. Support Black-owned businesses. Get informed. Don’t give up. It’s also important to talk with non-Black folks in your community about racism. Here’s a great list of some do’s and don’ts for white allies.

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve recently suspended our regular weekly content of Raising Up Extraordinary Women. Though I’ve strived to include a diverse group of women, I know that I need to do better and feature more Women of Color. This is a commitment I’m honored to make with my platform. There are so many extraordinary women of color making the world a better place for everyone. Progress is beautiful and not fast enough.

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama is supporting racial justice! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! And remember, kindness is everything–and racism isn’t up for debate.

Day 160 of 366. And Day 1,621 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things)!

On this day…

 

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