LENT. Day 16.

Anti Racism for Lent.
Day 16.

Look for and listen to expert voices that are people of color.

If you’ve found yourself seeking out information about racial justice, are you looking at where that information is coming from?

How often do you read the names of the author of that article you’re reading? Do you google them and find that the ‘race expert’ writing this article is perhaps a well educated, (privileged,) middle aged white man? Do you go look for an alternative article from a person of color to give you a more balanced perspective?

Recognize that when we only read and share articles and books written by white people, we’re not helping.

Look for those experts.
They do exist, their voices are amazing, and they’re easy to find if you’re willing to look.

Edited to add:
If you’re not sure where to start, I suggest checking out ColorLines.

From their website: “Color Lines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning in-depth reporting, news analysis, opinion and curation. Color Lines is published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.

LENT. Day 15.

LENT update.
Life has been crazy lately.
Much crazier than I anticipated. More on that later.

Here I am, catching up on the posting part of LENT some more. The real life parts haven’t stopped. I’ve been having awesome conversations about race in in my daily life. My local book club just met and we discussed “Between the World & Me” which finished this past week.

LENT. Day 15.

Understand more about where you stand in your own bias.

Perhaps start with taking this Project Implicit – Race IAT (put out by Harvard.)

As always, if you learn something new about yourself, or any of these conversations or posts resonate with you, challenge you, or effect you, reach out and tell me. I’ve loved the messages I’ve been getting. I do intend to share more of them when I have time.