This Work is Going to Be Hard
Almost every day now someone asks me "What can we do?" to fix the systemic and deeply ingrained problems of racism in our country and in our community. I struggle to give an answer that provides for any kind of easy solution.
Because there is no easy solution.
This work is hard. It takes time and sustained commitment by the people who do it to learn, change, confess and rebuild together.
The primary reason this work is hard, and the reason this work often falls short, is because we have to be willing (especially as white people) to say that our lives - personally, communally, professionally - will have to change in ways that we do not understand at the beginning of the work.