No Words

Black lives matter hand drawn poster, card collection. Hashtag blm stylised set. Black and white hands together concept. Campaign against racial discrimination of dark skin color. Vector Illustration.

I tried and tried to write about racial justice today, about the agony of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (and so many others). I tried to write about the importance of the demonstrations, protests and marches sweeping Manchester, sweeping Connecticut, sweeping the United States and the whole world.

 And I almost didn’t write anything, because what can I say that other people haven’t said far better? And who am I – a white woman – to say anything at all?

But I read this quote by Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

"My humanity is bound up in yours for we can only be human together. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another."

Black people in my town are suffering, and my humanity is bound to theirs.  They need me — and I need them – and so I stand with them on my town green every day.

It is the same reason I socially distance and wear my mask: because we are all connected and we need to care for and protect and support each other.   We do what we can, help where we can – say what we can – and hope that we add to the positive change in the world.

Read about the peaceful protests here.

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