Day Two – Over the Line

I am awake, I am alive and once again I am reminded that privilege is blind …

Such a state was obvious during Black History month. While it was exciting to see many white men and women becoming more enriched and knowledgeable, some became TOO excited, once again crossing the line.

Post after post after post, white advocates promoted texts by authors of colour , a good thing for sure. But this was done by declaring that these texts “SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE’S MUST READ LIST” assuming again, falsely, that they know what everyone needs, a base falsehood of privilege.

And then, to add insult to injury, many went as far as TAGGING advocates of colour, saying same to THEM as if the issues identified in the texts are not lived and breathed and survived by these people every single day.

Knowledge is good, but here you see why a little knowledge is dangerous. Do not assume that just because all of this is new to you, that it is new to those with firsthand knowledge of the atrocities you have just discovered.

Going into a month celebrating the accomplishments of women, I pray the men among us can remember same.

The journey continues …

I love you!

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