Comment on Today

I was asked to comment on the video below so I listened to it a couple of times so that I could get a good feel for what he was saying.  So, here are my thoughts:

  1. This is a wake-up call for white people who are really sincere in doing something about the race problem.  When you can hear frustration in the voices of educated clergy, just imagine how the masses of black people are feeling.
  2. It’s time for the pep rallies to be over.  We need to have talks and meetings with specific plans for moving forward.  Meeting and talking where we bring diverse people together to begin to have healthy conversations about race and engage people in diverse contexts so that we can begin to know one another and develop relationships and become more united and reconciled cross-culturally.  These must be sustained gatherings over 6 to 9 months.
  3. There is tragedy on all sides of the issues but when we overwhelmingly focus (or do not focus) on a group, when there is a track record of this favoritism, when the main issue becomes hijacked for more media exposure, then there are bound to be even more aggravations and disgruntled people and a heightened sense that something needs to be done now.
  4. Purposeless talking – NO                               Active Advocacy – YES

The conversations I mentioned are what Visible Unity’s ‘The Unity Process’ is about.  We seek to bring people together, develop cross-cultural relationships so that collectively we can address systemic racism and discrimination.  Reach out to me if you’re interested in participating in this process and in actively advocating for peace, healing and justice for all of humanity.

Blessings

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy Ford
    Jul 29, 2016 @ 18:43:27

    The time is now for Visible Unity’s “The Unity Process”. Thank you Pam, for your wisdom and dedication. #KeepCalmButNotSilent

    Reply

  2. Ann Fields
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:16:47

    Agreed! As an African-American I was forced (from an early age) to learn about and engage in “white America.” It’s time for “white America” to learn about and engage in “black America.” And make no mistake…there’s two countries in one.

    Reply

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