I’m getting tired of fellow white people lecturing me on how I can support the black community. From what restaurants to eat at, what shows to watch, and what books to read, white people sure suddenly seem to have a greater appreciation for the black community than the black community itself.
Let me predict what is going to happen — white people are going to completely hijack the conversations about race in America, make themselves feel good, and go back to life as it was with nothing changing.
And the white people most aggressive in hijacking the conversation to make themselves feel good will be overwhelming partisan progressives who demand we implement as solutions every agenda item they’ve ever wanted. From carbon taxes to income taxes to affirmative action to socialized medicine to even more money for failing public schools, they’ll demand we spend money, implement their agenda, and otherwise change very little.
I am keenly aware of injustice and racism in this country. I know it exists. I have seen it. It is not something we will solve with a government program that fosters more resentment than it offers help. Time will heal this. But we have to give it time and commit to raising our families in ways that end racism. We have to commit to being better people. We have to commit to valuing people individually not as classes or races.
It’s not easy. It is not going to be easy. But the answers lie in our communities and neighborhoods, not in Washington or social media. Focus on fixing your community and if each of us does, we will improve the nation itself.
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