Standing for Social Justice and Equality

I consider myself an ally to people of color.
In the past, I didn’t often write about it publicly because I hesitated to offend – not offend racists, who cares? – I mean I don’t want to offend the very allies I wish to support.
But I want to talk about it here, because it’s vital to keep our work for social justice and equality front and center. This is not a passing trend or just a current event.
Racism is abhorrent.
Humanity should know better by now. Obviously we don’t. Let’s stop this bullshit.
I’m not pretending to have any answers. I’m a white woman from Maine. I’m not going to detail the things I’m personally doing, even though this is my blog, because it’s tiresome, it sounds defensive – and this isn’t about me.
It’s about treating people with compassion and fairness. It’s about justice. It’s about this new society we’re building. It’s about using our magick and power-from-within to craft lasting change.
I’ve written about my feminism before, and how I’m a bit queer, but social justice is also a key part of the rebuilding. It’s a life or death matter for many of our fellow human beings.
I’m writing this post because back in May, some of my friends & acquaintances who happen to be people of color posted saying that white allies need to speak up and show up. I did it then, on social media – but I don’t think it’s a one-time thing.
This is ongoing work. It’s a team effort.
So – I’m here. I love you. I’m so deeply sorry that these horrible things are still happening.
I also wanted to share some resources that are useful if you’re new to this work or just need some fresh ideas:
A list of anti-racism resources for white people.
A thoughtful dialogue on anti-racism work.
An anti-racism reading list. More books and resources.
For my fellow Pagans, an online workshop coming up at the end of this month.
Sending big blessings your way!

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