Our history has been so impactful to the way we see people of color today. So much that those of us with white skin can't even see the impact. We see the images and the injustice in our history but it is not our burden to bear, we can put it down, walk away, shake our heads and say how sad, but does it truly affect us? No. Not like it does people of color. This is the reality that they were born into. The idea of generational trauma really went straight to my heart. Generations have been carrying these burdens and their children still are. Things have not changed enough to break that cycle. It all makes my heart hurt so very much and the task to break this cycle seems do very hard. I don't even know where to begin. Will my baby steps really help in the big picture? I do hope so. I hope that by educating myself I will be able to educate my children and I hope that we can learn how to stand with our brothers and sisters of color and not walk away from their pain but help them to carry it. Stand beside them and fight for justice. Until the generational trauma can be recognized and our systems changed so that this trauma does not continue it will continue to go on and on. We must fight for this change.