What Does It Cost Me

What does it cost me to admit I have no idea what it is like to be black?

What does it cost me not to reply Blue Lives Matter or All Lives Matter when I see the words Black Lives Matter?

What does it cost me to refrain from saying “I don’t see color” or “I’m not a racist” in conversations about race?

It costs me NOTHING.

What do I gain from shutting my mouth and listening? From reading and learning and paying attention to the experiences of people of color?

Wisdom and empathy.
And maybe… hopefully, the courage to speak up to injustice.

It’s pretty simple.

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