Why should a white woman care about racism? Why make myself uncomfortable? A reflection on learning to acknowledge privilege, and choosing to listen to others’ lived experience. Taking the first step in growing and understanding by choosing to become an ally for change.
‘Amazing grace’ is a song that everyone knew. Nobody spoke of the songwriter, his slavery past or his transformation. Nobody told us that the tune was likely from the dirges of the enslaved. We just sung, eyes closed, disengaged, deaf to the call to action embedded in the song.