Note: I am a white person speaking to white people. This piece was written originally after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Until the senseless murders of Black people stop, this will still be relevant. Share as you wish. I’m spinning in circles today. Another Black person was lynched. My mourning clothes feel too comfortable. Everything…

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White people are socialized for weakness. It took me a long time to see this and I spent years misidentifying it. This socialization starts in childhood. It sounds like “we don’t talk about that”, “you ask too many questions”, “stop crying”, “there is no race except the human race”. The underlying messages are that there…

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