Here’s a picture I took a couple of weeks ago while walking around Philly with Rachel and Nico. During our walks, we noticed several Black Lives Matter signs – some drawn on the sidewalk like this one, and others propped in the windows of houses.
It’s been good to see all these BLM signs and the showing of solidarity with the movement. I haven’t been following the news as much lately, but it feels good to know that real change seems to be happening.
A part of me feels guilty for not being a more active participant in the movement, but I’ve never been the type of person to be politically involved. Politics and social sciences interest me, as I studied journalism and worked as a reporter. But I’ve never attended a protest, nor have I ever been involved with a movement or political campaign.
As far as BLM goes, I’m trying to educate myself about anti-racism so that I can be part of the solution, not the problem. As I mentioned in another post, I’m beginning to recognize my own internal racist beliefs and to question them. I’ve also noticed them in others around me, including family members, but I’m trying to keep the focus on myself.
I’m hoping the momentum of BLM and anti-racism protests continues, and we see more signs of change and equality.