Friends, especially white friends. As you know, Minneapolis is in a world of hurt. The city is grieving the horrific killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white cop with a long history of brutality.
We all know white people who have perspectives and mindsets that are destructive. We may be those very white people. And if you don't know white people with dangerous perspectives, you're not looking hard enough or you're deciding to write them off. Now is the time to reconsider: talk to your uncle, your gran, your neighbor, your colleague at work. Reach out and stand up even if its awkward. Even if you get it wrong.
It is past time to come to a new understanding of our roles. We must all act to dismantle systems that hurt black, indigenous, and people of color. This is on us.
It is easy to sit on the sidelines and be sarcastic and cynical and to throw names and insults around, but that does more harm than good. Truly. I see this in...