My ignorance has made me weak.

Langley B.,
Siloam Springs, AR.

I am a 21-year-old white female. Currently, I am taking a class at my university in which we discuss race and all the weight that it carries in our world. It was not until now that I realized how long it took me to step outside of my ignorance. The only reaction I’ve ever had to racism has been anger. Fist clenching anger. I have always been bothered by the injustice of racism, but have never taken the next step. I’ve never done something to change it. I have been too ill-equipped to respond in a way that makes a difference. I have been too ignorant to ask myself the question “What can I do?” This is what has made me weak. Until now.

 

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