Do you actually care?
At this point based on many people’s actions, I’m going with a resounding NO.
We watched people say they care about BIPOC representation, BLM, and support Indigenous rights. They fake followed BIPOC on lists then checked that off. They put up a black square, gave $5 to BLM, then went on with their lives. And now when COVID19 cases are higher than ever, they’re breaking guidelines to gather inside with others to celebrate the genocide and subsequent erasure of Indigenous people.
You can’t claim to care about my people or other marginalized melanated folks while participating in harm against us. You aren’t “woke” or a “good white person.” You’re just a part of this larger systemic problem. And when we see that foolishness, we will not stay silent.
Have you kept your word about changes you’d make to be anti-racist and work for a more equitable future?