Is there something I can do about the recent senseless acts of violence against black men and against the police? I ask myself: is there something I can do? Is there something you can do? Frankly, I’m not sure. I pray, I sign petitions calling for comprehensive and sensible gun control. I like Facebook pages that express solidarity. But really, can I do anything? Can you?
I hope so. I want to understand more deeply my own complacency in the rampant racism that continues to tear us apart as a nation. As a woman who is white, privileged, highly educated and admittedly quite isolated from the poverty of our world, I’m looking for a way to break out of my own ivory tower. It’s not easy and I am not sure I want to. It’s so comfortable in here, safe and without fear.