BLACK LIVES MATTER
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned over the past few years, and which has been made all the more urgent to me now (and which I wish had been more urgent to me earlier) is that I, as a white male, have a lot to learn and a lot of work to do.
As white people, it’s easy to say that all lives matter. But it hasn’t been obvious in any meaningful way in our society, that black lives matter. In fact, it’s clear, that black lives haven’t mattered in so many aspects.
This page is directly relevant to the rest of my website in that it represents the kind of world in which I would like to live and create art. That, of course, would be a world in which we all have the same kind of chances in life, are regarded with the same kind of respect by all aspects of society, and all live with a general sense of well-being and safety.
With that in mind, this is a growing list of things we can do, as white individuals, to help change the way we think and how we act, and make our world more accepting of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Listen to the podcast, Code Switch – not just once… every episode. It’s relevant for all of us.
This is just one podcast from the black and brown perspective, and there are many more
The Business Case for Racial Equity: I’ve long thought (and this is not original) that things don’t change until it’s economically advantageous for those in power to make change. This is probably true, too, for race relations in many ways. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has made the argument that creating equity is advantageous for us all.