3) I am committed to having regular and intentional conversations about race within my own family, business and friend group. This is an important and critical conversation that must be happening online and offline, and I am committed to the personal transformation this moment requires of us all.
4) I will speak up, stand up and keep my eyes open to what's happening in our country.
A few other tough lessons I’ve learned this week:
1) I am not a white ally like I assumed I was. And that assumption itself is a big part of the problem.
2) The worst thing I can do is deny my own racism that 100% exists inside of me. I have been shaped by a culture built on white supremacy. Denying that truth is to uphold the system that upholds my own white privilege.
3) It’s not about apologies. It’s about repentance. Acknowledging my faults, taking responsibility for my actions and their impact, and then committing to a different way of being.
Thank you to the collective POC voices I’ve heard this week for speaking these truths.
I’m hearing it, and will continue to hear it long after this week is over.