There are many people that are quick to say that they are not racist and think that this automatically excludes them from being part of the problem. But many who say this are overwhelmingly prejudiced and I want to explain why that's just as bad and sometimes worse than being a racist.
This BLM movement has brought ripples of change through our nation and the world. It has revealed beliefs and practices that have been somewhat hidden. It has exposed the hearts and minds of our neighbors, co-workers, family, and friends. It has made us have to look at ourselves and find out what we really believe and who we really are. For me, this movement has changed me in many profound ways; here are 5 of them.
Growing up in a racist society doesn't just happen when you encounter the police. It is on every level, around every corner, and sown into the very fabric of life in America as a black person. From high school functions to encounters with police, housing, jobs, going to the grocery store, and even raising your children, racism is always there lurking. Let me share with you some of my own experiences.
Stephanie K. was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and various coaching certifications. (read more)
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