LENT. Day 4. USE YOUR VOICE. Look for opportunities to speak out against racism - use your voice to be an advocate for racial justice. And remember that, more often than not, in arguments about human rights, it’s not about trying to persuade the other party - it’s not about them. Their minds are made… Continue reading LENT. Day 4.
LENT. Day 3. DO NOT TONE POLICE. —— What is tone policing? —— It is that moment in a conversation when someone detracts from the validity of a person’s statement by attacking the tone in which it was presented rather than the message itself.* Here’s one way to understand how tone policing might feel… Will… Continue reading LENT. Day 3.
Anti Racism for LENT. Day 2. LISTEN. When a person of color is speaking, close your mouth and put on not only your listening ears, but also an OPEN MIND. Don’t argue, interrupt, or try to explain. Just listen. Do your best to understand and empathize. A word from my personal experience: Know that as… Continue reading LENT. Day 2.
LENT. (The posts won't all be as long as this one. I promise!) Confession: I've never done this before. I've never seen a Lent challenge through. As I've prepared for this, I've already learned a lot. Intro: John Roquemore + I are doing 40 days of posts aimed at challenging and encouraging white people to personally advocate… Continue reading LENT. Day 1.