#tbt Aug 2019 (when I posted those words). Yesterday had been arriving for a long time. It really is this sad & simple. Unless us White people (and men, and especially White men) can figure out how to have some honest conversations about this evil equation, and change some systemic stuff & cultural creepy for real, yesterday will keep happening. Take a deep breath, consider the ways you haven't been showing up to shift this, and start showing up. I've been trying to talk about this for a long time, too. These waves of collective awareness come and go. This might get a little more attention for a little while, and it'll likely be crickets again before long. I can't control that either way. I can only try to think on the same stuff I'm asking you to think on. In it together forever.
ps - Just saw this quote. Happy to have an actual President again:
“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday ... they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” he said. “We all know that’s true. And it is unacceptable ― totally unacceptable. The American people saw it in plain view and I hope it sensitizes them to what we have to do.” - Joe Biden