Walk a mile in my shoes

Walk a mile in my shoes

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Hey good people! 
If you have taken the position to join in on the black lives matter movement and recognize that there is more to do, I challenge you to continue to do your part. ⠀When you find yourself not knowing what more you could do to further assist in the initiatives in place to ensure that Black people will be treated fairly in every aspect of life including in the workplace, in our communities and country…I challenge you to take some time to consider this. God has given us all as humans the capacity to understand how we should treat one another. Scripture says for us to treat others how we would desire to be treated. The measures we should take to do this are explained in KJV Matt 22:39. ⠀⠀Sometimes this is where we fall short. I know, because I’ve been there. Often times, we only do enough to “get by” but if we all allow ourselves to “ WALK A MILE IN EACH OTHER’S SHOES”, we will all grant one another the courtesy, compassion, and overall opportunities that we should. ⠀⠀

Be mindful of the struggle, the hardship and pain that someone else may be encountering before you respond aggressively in selfishness and pride towards them. Have empathy and consider yourself. Walk in the footsteps etched with their pain, allow your feet to feel the sores attached to the stride of their life.

At this moment, many are finally feeling just a small ounce of relief from all of their toiling and pursuit to get justice and equality for blacks, top of mind. With the wave of this movement and support of many new allies, they have been able to take a moment to soak their feet into the healing waters of unity to soothe all of the agonizing scrapes and bruises they acquired from the concrete pavement of racism and stiff resistance along the way, just trying to make a difference. ⠀

You can help expedite the healing process. Continue to have the necessary conversations, speak up and assist where you see opportunities to do so. ⠀⠀

Let us be intentional about how we treat one another even in these trying times, to ensure that we are contributing to the change and not sabotaging our own initiatives and path forward. ⠀
Drop an AMEN if you’re still going to continue to do your part in LOVE!

How can you continue to do your part to continue supporting the #BLM movement? 
DONATE: Minnesota Freedom Fund:

 https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate

George Flyod Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

National Bail Out: http://nationalbailout.org/

Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

Justice for Breonna: https://justiceforbreonna.org/

Black Lives Matter: 

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

PETITIONS:Justice for George Floyd, Brianna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery: https://www.change.org/

Justice for Floyd: https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/#petition

TEXT YOUR SUPPORT:

Text FLOYD to 55-156

Text JUSTICE to 66-8336

Text ENOUGH to 55-165

EDUCATION:List curated by the New York Times

• White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

• “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

• “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt 

• “Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey 

• “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo 

• “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson

• “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

• “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery

• “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People” by Ben Crump

• “From Slavery To Freedom: A History of African-Americans” by John Hope Franklin 

• “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

Here are some Black Owned Businesses to Support:

Lauren Napier Beauty

The Honey Pot Co

Curl BoxMented Cosmetics

@Blackgirlsuncreen

Nubian Skin

The Wrap Life

Briogeo

@MelanieMarie_

@justorganizingyou 

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