I am compelled to write in support of all black and brown people, continuing to suffer never ending injustice in an unjust system built on the backs of slaves in the name of white supremacy.
I am scared to write about it for so many reasons. I am not worthy. I will upset people who will judge me harshly. Some will think I have no right. I am part of the problem. I don’t have the right words. Words are not enough. I have no good answers.
And as one angry and beautiful blog post I read today stated: What is left to say?
Action is needed.
(It was written in 2016)
I am grateful for all those trying to express support, to add to the momentum, to seize the moment. I am also saddened that it’s not enough, efforts don’t sustain, words are wasted on so many, so many cannot hear it, see it, understand it. And for all of my twisted feelings, I could NEVER come close to imagining what this shit is like for people of color. I do try.
Thank you Danielle and the Lowell Chamber of Commerce for posting:
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Still, words are not enough.