*** YOUR DAILY DO'S - 4/5, EVENING EDITION *** Liz Bander
Tonight's Do is about a slightly different kind of education tonight, because the Senate is looking at the nuclear option, we've had our own thread explosions and I had to deal with a troll on Twitter last night.
With revisions from Morgen Sellier: I've noticed a trend of white people indicating they feel attacked when confronted with something that makes them uncomfortable. This is across the board. Here, there and everywhere. In a hat, on a cat and on the wings of a bat (okay, we're done with Dr. Suess). Here's the thing: your feelings of discomfort may be real, but not every situation makes them valid. At a minimum, give the people of color trying to inform, educate, and illuminate their experiences for you a little bit of grace and try to assume the best about one another.
And if they prove you wrong, Facebook has this "X" by each comment so you can hide a particularly aggravating one while still participating in the dialogue.
Someone (thank you, whoever you were!) shared a screenshot of Traci Blackmon's chapter "Being An Ally in Anti-Racism Work" from the United Church of Christ "White Privilege Let's Talk: A Resource for Transformational Dialogue" book. She is a black pastor and one of the authors of the book. If you're not Christian, you're going to have to ignore a lot of religious stuff, because, well, it *is* from a church.
- Download or bookmark this book
- Read her chapter on allyship, starting on p. 96 (it's two pages and one of those pages is a poem, you can totally do this)
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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