Yes, this is supposed to be a series of posts about Black/African American HISTORY, but I realized that until we come to terms with our past, we’ll never be able to move to the future.
My sister wrote an article called The Color Complex for Metro Kids. The subject matter had a small back and forth in the Facebook comment section, but then nothing.
I wrote two days ago about my son’s comment on diversifying the Upper Darby Police force and received two comments (one was lost in spam hell) and that was it.
I am not asking for reparations or apologies.
What I’d like is to open the discussion about race. As mom bloggers, we can change the world through a tweet and Facebook post. Why can’t we facilitate a mature conversation about changing the way race is viewed in this country?
This past week on Twitter I saw lively discussions about bullying, Susan G Komen being bullied about their donations to Planned Parenthood, and received an invitation to join a Twitter party about transgendered children. If we can let a four year old decide how they will identify themselves, why can’t we have a mature discussion about what we can do about racism?
Play nice. This is to begin to talk openly about race relations and how we as mothers can use our voices to begin the dialogue. We’re adults, we can agree to disagree without making it personal. If you find that the subject is really intense, please continue on your own site. The more we begin to talk openly about race, the sooner we can begin to come together as a United country.
Thank you in advance for cooperation.