Listen First. Pray Next. Speak Last.

Screen-Shot-2014-12-10-at-11.35.14-AMEric Nykamp,
Grand Rapids, MI.

My sense is that as white people, we too often choose to react or retreat from conversations about race because they are difficult to have. If we keep doing this, we don’t really make any progress. Yes, it is painful – for everyone. However, there is more beyond the pain. Progress only comes after we accept that the work will be painful, but the work is rewarding. THAT’S the good stuff.

 

Listen First. Pray Next. Speak Last.

Screen-Shot-2014-12-10-at-11.35.14-AMEric Nykamp,
Grand Rapids, MI.

My sense is that as white people, we too often choose to react or retreat from conversations about race because they are difficult to have. If we keep doing this, we don’t really make any progress. Yes, it is painful – for everyone. However, there is more beyond the pain. Progress only comes after we accept that the work will be painful, but the work is rewarding. THAT’S the good stuff.

Listen First. Pray Next. Speak Last.

Screen-Shot-2014-12-10-at-11.35.14-AMEric Nykamp,
Grand Rapids, MI.

My sense is that as white people, we too often choose to react or retreat from conversations about race because they are difficult to have. If we keep doing this, we don’t really make any progress. Yes, it is painful – for everyone. However, there is more beyond the pain. Progress only comes after we accept that the work will be painful, but the work is rewarding. THAT’S the good stuff.

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