Today I woke up thinking about white supremacy and the bitter pill that white people are struggling to swallow in America today. We are being asked to face the reality of our negligence, complacency, and disregard for the horror and injustice people of color have experienced at our hands throughout our nation’s history. Like never before, white people in America are being held accountable for their destructive acts. No more excuses, no more sweeping things under the rug, not even for the people we like and agree with. It’s time to talk about it all, to say difficult things because the mantra of the #IfYouCouldSeeMe movement rings true here as in most other circumstances when there is an imbalance of power, “It’s not my job to stay silent, so you can stay comfortable.” The time has long past for a reckoning.
As I made lunches for my kids this morning, I was thinking about W.E.B DuBois and his concept of Double Consciousness and specifically how what is occurring right now in our collective consciousness could be a positive shift in white people no longer taking for granted that they can say and do whatever they want without consequences. DuBois says, “It