I thought the Ted Talk by Luvvie Ajayi was so powerful, and I'm going to go to her website to learn more (I think she has a blog and podcast). She said we need to be comfortable with being uncomfortable and we need to stand up and have our voices be heard even though we're fearful.
I think fear has been the single greatest thing holding me back from really being an anti-racist. I thought it was okay to be non-racist, but I realize now that's not even a thing. All white people are racist on some level, so what are we going to do about it -- be silent and remain comfortable? People are suffering too much, and now that my eyes have been opened to structural and systemic racism, and my own white privilege, I don't think there's any way for me to stay silent any longer. My moral conscience is telling me it's not possible, even though speaking up and speaking out will be uncomfortable. But my own discomfort will still never approach the fear and discomfort that many people of color experience daily.
I'm very thankful for this training and for the knowledge that I have gained. I feel much more ready now than ever to reach other white people and share with them what I have learned. Not to shame or blame, but to educate and change minds.