A colleague recently responded to my blog this week and shared this opinion piece in the Washington Times 👉https://bit.ly/3gM6bDO. I am sharing my thoughts about this in the hopes of starting meaningful dialogue that ends opinions designed to silence an important movement happening now to finally embrace the equal rights amendment in body and soul.
Just a few thoughts about the Washington times opinion piece. The first and most important is that I don't have an issue with atheism and sincerely believe in the freedom of religion upon which our country was founded. Secondly, black and brown people are among the most active people of faith, especially Christianity, that I've met. I don't see a wholesale abandonment of this faith despite the ideology of the founders of #blacklivesmatter. Thirdly, revolution in the face of oppression has been necessary around the globe to bring about change and the US is no different. Revolution doesn't have to be anarchy, but it rarely occurs without violent clashing with the predominant authority. Lastly, I believe in and stand for American democracy and this is why I stand with my black and brown fellow humans who are not able to participate in democracy as equals to the whites. It is important in any revolution that we stand on guard against subversive agendas of those who wish to gain control for their own dominance. I think we must balance our duty to be on watch for this with our critical thinking about statements that are meant to drive fear and angst to keep the white supremacist status quo. I have come to realize that so many of us who are white and care about justice and equality have been unwitting co-conspirators to the white supremacist agenda because it is so cleverly veiled.
That was a big monologue. I really don't mean to be preachy. I'm working on how to give voice to my thinking in a way that invites meaningful dialogue with others. How did I do? What are your thoughts?