I struggle to find words right now.
The virus has stolen life and breath from so many. Systemic racism has stolen life and breath from so many more.
What words could be equal to the murder of George Floyd? To the unthinkable horror of a police officer kneeling on a man’s neck until the life leaves him?
And we know that the pandemic disproportionately kills people of color because of the same systemic racism that causes police to arrest, and to kill, people of color in disproportionate numbers. It’s injustice heaped on injustice.
I pray for all who are protesting for justice, and I fear the wave of covid infections that might follow.
I don’t have wisdom to offer in this moment. I am grieving and angry and praying for justice and for safety.
And I’m thinking a lot about what I can do, and how I can use the white privilege that comes with my skin to work toward justice.