The first in a series focused on the individual that creates Beloved Community...

This blog isn’t one of cliches. It isn’t one of pretty answers or pre packaged steps. It is acknowledging hurt. It’s a reminder that your hurt may look similar to that of someone sitting next to you. It may sound like one you heard before on a talk show. It was offered to me that I am not the only one and I too can simply push and win, like so many in my same situation. I say it is different and I call bullshit.

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We Not Ready for Freedom: Case Study 1

"For too long we've been beholden to a set of surface feelings, organizing around ideas and beliefs about what it means to be a good person or create a good society. These efforts at good behavior and pursuit of good policies have proven to be no match for the deep embedded-ness of what is the foundation of, and has been intricately woven throughout, every facet, institution, and relationship of the United States and the psyche of its inhabitants: the racialization of people and its underlying presupposition -- the superiority of white skinned peoples. A direct requirement of maintaining that position has always been and continues to be the inferiority of Black people." -Rev. angel Kyodo williams

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