I have lived 53 years without knowing what Juneteenth was. I never heard about the Tulsa Race Massacre until Donald Trump planned to hold a rally in Oklahoma. I never had a conversation with my teenage son about what to do if he’s pulled over by the police. I. Never. Gave. It. A. Thought.
I recognize that I need to do better. So I’m reading things that make me uncomfortable. I’m listening to podcasts that make me uncomfortable. I’m making a point to have the uncomfortable conversations with my family. And I know that many of you are doing this too.
For things to change we have to learn, listen and understand how we got here. A co-worker of mine put together an Anti-Racist Resource guide and I invite you to check it out. We can all do better.
Now go run!