What does it mean to matter? How do you know you matter? Today’s reading takes a hard look at systematic racism and how it affects all of us. Colorblindness is often well-intentioned, an attempt to see everyone as a human being and therefore as the same, without paying too much attention to race and other traits seen as extraneous. Yet, colorblindness has no way to address the reality that our group identities lead to different treatment. What specific things can we do to commit to standing on the side of love in this particular arena of justice?
Topics: Civil Rights, Courage, Current or Recent Events, Morality, Motivation/Inspiration, Principle 1. The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person, Principle 2. Justice, Equity, and Compassion in human relations, Social and Environmental Justice