Updated June 15, 2020: Since publishing this post, Minnesota Freedom Fund has received a flood of support and has asked that donations go to other organizations such as Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block. I’ve also read that White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo might not be particularly helpful. Though full disclosure, I still plan to read it. Speaking of books, it has also been suggested to purchase books by Black authors and also to purchase them from Black-owned bookstores. Check out Well-Read Black Girl to discover inspiring reads and to connect with a community of Black women.

I have been hesitant to post on social media this past week because I didn’t think it would be helpful. Aren’t I preaching to the choir? Isn’t everyone just re-sharing the same handful of posts? And though that may be true to some extent, I would be remiss not to acknowledge that your posts have been helpful in taking action. I hope by sharing it will encourage you as well.

Thank you to everyone who is doing, and has been doing, the work to fight systemic racism. I know that there is still more that I need to do and need to learn, but for now let me say what many have said before, “I understand that I will never understand. However, I stand with the Black community.”

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