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Black Lives Matter.

The past week has been..... emotional, to say the least. And I don't feel that I have ANY room to talk - I'm as white as can be.

As a white girl, here are a few things I've learned this week:

Even though I personally have never thought, believed, or been taught that a person's rights are different based on skin color, that is NOT enough.

Every voice and action can and does count.

I am not the only one to have written off a family member because they are racist.

Here is what I did this week:

Discussed any and many topics on racism with family members and, especially, other white people.

Resgistered to vote in North Carolina. - I wish I could vote RIGHT NOW.

I educated myself on the importance of signing relevant petitions and began signing.

Did A LOT of reading, thinking, feeling, crying.... But most importantly LISTENING.

Here is what I hope:

I HOPE that November's election will get Trump out of office.

I HOPE that all of those who are posting on all social media outlets about pledging to be anti-racist will continue to live true to that pledge to the best of their abilities after this week and as long as we all shall live.

and I REALLY HOPE for a little more love and a whole damn lot of change.

A few podcasts to check out if you haven't already:

Let's Talk About It... podcast HERE

Seeing White podcast HERE


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