February Anti-Racism Moment

by Jennifer Streid-Mullen

Love and striving for social justice are at the heart of our Unitarian Universalist faith. Here are some quotes to stimulate your reflection:

“Like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.”
― Ibram X. KendiHow to Be an Antiracist

From the Sunday 2/4 service: 
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
― Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

This is Black History Month. It’s great that you are not consciously prejudiced. However, our world is shaped by our heritage of racism, and racism impacts the lives of all of us. Get educated, open your horizons. A few ideas: 

  • read a book (“The New Jim Crow,” “How to Be an Antiracist”)
  • watch a movie (“Loving,” “Hidden Figures” “The Color Purple)
  • subscribe to 28 Days of Black History for an email each day in February describing one African American artist,