This is a very good analogy, and one that I will find useful going forward.
I need to pace myself. As my friends of color remind me, the race for justice isn’t a sprint; it is a grueling marathon. They worry that the surge of interest in justice and equality may be the fad of the day and not a cultural shift. That is a fair critique. When it comes to fighting for justice, most white people are out of shape. Having never had to walk up hill or against the wind, we grow exhausted quickly. So I need to pace myself.
I cannot attend every march, protest or meeting. I cannot read every article. I cannot generate outrage for every Trump action. I cannot focus on every injustice. My black daughter-in-law wrote these words to me after the election,
“This whole “racism” issue is new to you. For me, it is a constant in my life. You cannot let your newfound knowledge and first-hand experiences…
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