We need each other as we need the earth we share…
Early this morning, I commented on an Instagram post of a complete stranger.
Normally, I sit back and watch how a conversation goes, reading all the different posts and only write something if I feel moved enough to give an opinion.
The post began with the words-ALL White people are racist not some, not just White supremacists, ALL. The White people who think they aren’t racist, or have done enough work to not be racist are actually the MOST racist because they are the most entitled.
The lady who wrote the post was a life coach.
The words stopped me in my tracks.
Am I seen to be the most racist?
Am I seen to be the most entitled?
I see people, ALL PEOPLE for who they are not what color their skin is and I am struggling with accepting the above statement.
My life’s work has been about helping people move out of the dark into their light. It’s been about helping people overcome pain and resistance in order to live a more enriched life. I’ve taught about equality and brought my children up to embrace all people and to come from a place of kindness and acceptance.
I responded to the post with loving words and having the freedom to speak and was met with hostility, judgement and anger.
Am I being ignorant?
Forgive me if I am… that is not my intention.
I support Black Lives Matter and I also support the fact that All Lives Matter.
I support diversity.
And… in no way do I think that my having white skin gives me any right to feel sorry for myself.
I can see and feel that the world is struggling and that people are struggling and that their struggle has gone on for decades.
For that I am sorry.
Hate breeds hate.
I am sorry that there are ignorant people on this earth-the earth that we all share, who believe that they have more of a right to be here than another.
I am not one of those ignorant people.
I am not a racist.
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