I find it easy to see what has happened in the (not so long ago) past as so obviously horrific...the Jim Crow laws, black face, caricatures to just name a few.
It's frightening to know that this discrimination is happening in the world today, but it has yet to become obvious as it is ingrained our social norms, law in order, and biases. My hopes is that they will have a museum like the Jim Crow one depicting what is happening today and we will have made strides towards true equality and see this institutional racism for what it is.
Something that I saw as essential up until recently is our policing. My white privilege has allowed me to see the police as something that keeps me safe. Now that I am finally educating myself on reality, I know that this is due to my privilege and it is up to me to advocate for those who are not afforded the same opportunities.
I feel a little overwhelmed as to where to begin (I understand this is part of my privilege in being able to not see the injustice until recently). I would be happy to hear some suggestions on where to go from here. I have supported and donated to NAACP and Loveland Foundation (only two of many). I have signed petitions and support protests, but I know this is not enough. Thanks in advance for anyone who has anything to add and/or suggestions.