I am a white woman.
I have enjoyed white privilege my entire life.
This does not make my life easy.
This just means my life is not that much harder due to the color of my skin.
I must speak up when it is necessary.
I must speak up when things are wrong.
I must support those who have no support.
I have been trying hard to be a good ally.
I read today that is not what people need.
They need co-conspirators.
They need someone to hold out a hand to help them up when they have been smacked down.
Because, right now, they have been knocked down and kicked.
Not only by our police.
Not only by others in their neighborhoods.
Not only by our president.
I will not knock others down because I perceive they are a threat.
A perception that is incorrect.
I will not known others down at all.