This week of racist remarks and slurs has been a wake-up call to those who say that everything is fine and we can all just forget and move along.
Today, I’m asking you to look inside yourself. Deal with the stuff you think and say when no one knows you’ve said it.
Deal with the lopsided logic that you apply because something hasn’t gone your way.
Think of the junk that’s in your heart, said only to family and friends or mumbled when no one else is in your car and you sit yelling at that driver who doesn’t look like you.
While you wait for the verification of the voice on that call, verify the words that are coming from your mouth and the thoughts that ping around in your own head.
Pick up your knuckles and walk upright. Whether you believe in evolution or swear by creationism, know this; it’s time to evolve.
The racism, sexism and homophobia we whisper behind closed doors can be heard, seen and felt.
What you do to others, you are doing yourself.
Be you, be well, be evolved.
Bertice Berry, PhD.