White people need to change.
This post is late. It should have gone up yesterday, or last week — or last year, or every day over the last century.
The protests are for a reason. This has to stop. White people have to stop killing black people and brown people.
The way this change must happen is from white people.
Only when the privileged acknowledge their privilege and use the power of that privilege to change will change occur. Power and privilege collude and hatred and killing result.
We can talk about “diversity” and “inclusion” all day long — and those are important too.
But until white people take a stand against the abject discrimination, bias, and total injustice that is baked into the system today, that is in evident today, in all parts of society today, nothing will change. We will have more black people being shot. Choked. Murdered. All because of the color of their skin.
Racism is not black people’s problem. It is not something that POC need to figure out how to solve.
Racism is white people’s problem.
Racism is hatred.
It must end.
We stand with the protesters.
This is not antifa.
This is uprising against state-sanctioned murder that happens over and over again.
Black Lives Matter.
To all of the white people: We have blood on our hands.