Last week I got to meet one of my Sociological heroes, Peggy McIntosh. She wrote, "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege".
I took seven pages of notes while listening to her speak, but one of the most poignant was when she said, "If I really believe in inclusion and equity, I might have to give up my place".
I want to always work towards being the type of person that is willing to give up my place.
This morning was tough, but being in the classroom helped. And, as I drove home during the sunset, I saw the lights turning on at the Field of Valor set up in our community this week. I met Sean at home and we immediately went back out the door to the park. We walked through the 1,776 flags symbolizing the ultimate example of giving up your place.
Instead of wallowing in fear, I want to find more opportunities to try to help. And I really hope all of us can find ways to help support each other.
See you next week...