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I'm pledging to be lead a more understanding life on a daily basis

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03.08.2021

After the murder of George Floyd bringing the Black Lives movement to the forefront of conversations I suspect we all learned a thing or two.

I thought I was anti-racist, an ally for anyone in a minority group and had it all sussed however, when it came to things like white privilege there was still so much misunderstanding on my part, which without that conversation would have kept me in the dark.

Nobody in this day and age can afford to be unthoughtful for we all need to have our finger on the pulse of progression to enable an easier life for everyone.

We can’t ignore when we are told we are wrong.

It’s not enough to say “I’m not a racist”, we have to show we are not racists by proactively seeking education for ourselves and generations of the future.

The perpetuation of good behaviours over bad. For me, simply having white privilege explained like this made my understanding much clearer.

Someone said: “You, as a white person, can be from any class of society. You can be poor, you can be beaten, trodden on, homeless, addicted, hated, passed over, all sorts of anything negative can happen to you and you can be discriminated against just as anyone else........

© Norwich Evening News


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