The thing about the perpetuation of systemic racism is it happens and you participate in it, even if you don't "feel" racist.

It really doesn't matter how much you've donated to HBCUs or the NAACP. It doesn't matter how good you are at trotting out Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or other tokenized leaders to credit yourself with the performances of "friends of color." It doesn't matter what facts and figures you can spout off about inherit bias, the over policing of communities of color, or the intersectionality of ANTI-POC bias and local political coverage.

If you treat individuals or groups differently because of their skin color or culture of origin, you are fucking racist. It's that simple. You can try to overcomplicate it, you can try to dismiss your role in perpetuating systemic racism, you can ask certain friends of yours to give you a pass but if you forward racist ideas and systems, consciously or not, you are a fucking racist harming our communities.

The healing has to start with you. You need to resolve your own biases, admit to your past mistakes, then do you part to build an environment of truth and reconciliation in our communities.

It's time to make this something that is more than only fair