UPDATED 6/12/2020: Just less than a month ago I would have considered myself aware that racism was still present in the country I call home. I would have denied being part of the problem and I would have felt I didn’t have any power to change it where it was present.
I was wrong. Once I realized this, I immediately jumped to trying to do better but in retrospect, I still didn’t understand. My intention was good, but the actions weren’t ones that would lead to true change within myself, within my country and within my race. All I can do is apologize for this. For all of it. And work toward being better.
While I am more educated and more aware than ever before, I have a long way to go. Please be patient with me as I have only started to listen, learn, reflect, analyze, amplify, support, donate and act. This is a shift within myself and my country that should have happened a long time ago. All I can do now is commit to being part of the change. Not just today, but every day.
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