within the covid-19 pandemic we’ve experienced another horrendous loss of life in america, i refer to the death of geogre floyd.
i was really embarrassed on tuesday because i didn’t see the black out tuesday thing till quite late – trying to put an application together i hadn’t been on social media platforms.
this morning i feel uncomfortable and i think it’s because of white privilege. i am white therefore i am part of this.
i’m not sure what to do to resolve my feeling of unease at being white.
when i facilitate i welecome everyone to the session the same. i sometimes don’t fully understand cultural references.
at home this week there has been a lot of discussion about white privilege – it’s left me feeling i need to apologise for being white and priveledged. i need to apologise otherwise it’s the elephant in the room.
in researching the death of geogre floyd i learnt that the current american adminstration reversed the decision of the previous administration to “handcuff” the police – the words of the president of the police uniton at a rally in minneapolis last year.
the now chief of police in minneapolis, an african american man, was part of a group who brought cvil action against the police department after their experiences during their training.
of the officer who did the kneeling, in his other job as a door bouncer he was described as “unhinged.” is there systemic racism and bad practice within the public office of the current american administration ? the evidence points to a strong potential answer.
i feel powerless in the face of the emerging fascism in america.
i feel so helpless and useless.