Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people.
I keep getting questions about discussing things outside of the Black/White dichotomy. I’ve given it some thought and outside of giving stats or regurgitating facts, I don’t feel comfortable talking about races, or more to the point, the plight and ways to achieve betterment of races that I am not specifically a part of. I just don’t think I could/should do it.
With that being said, I feel that this blog is extremely specific to a certain race and I would like to change that. It will always be predominantly Black related as that is the world I, myself, live in. However, I would like to share thoughts from those with completely different perspectives.
I believe, with your help, this blog can be a bit more multicultural.
I am looking for two things. First, people of different races who talk about issues of race. It doesn’t HAVE to be from their specific point of view but I would love to follow those that do put their own view into their writing. Second, my blog is also very USA specific. I really would love racial perspectives (of any race) from those outside of my own country.
Oh and I am sure I probably don’t need to say this but just so we are clear, I am not looking for Supremacy bloggers. I am looking for discussions, cause/effect, governmental issues dealing in race, opinions on how to improve/lessen racial problems, ect.