Commentary: What I know now and want every other white person to know too
Like a lot of white parents in our community I have denounced the mounting acts of prejudice taking place in our schools. Though, until recently, I did so from a safe distance.
I was white and my white children were neither perpetrators nor victims, so I didn’t feel compelled to get involved. I know this is common. Many well-meaning people believe compassion for the cause and a duty to “be a good person to everyone” is all that’s required from them.
But the path forward to ending racial discrimination requires more introspection and action from us.
If you have considered yourself one of those well-meaning people, I invite you to read on while I share how my position has changed . . .