White people can empathize with this terrifying reality. But we cannot be inside the lived reality that forms for a Black man when the police approach.
I asked, “What is mine to do?” Through my spiritual practice arose the idea of creating a documentary on what some were doing to support the end of racism.
A conscience is a risky thing because it isn’t passive. It is burdensome, and in this it resembles the other side of privilege.
Our motherlines have been colonized. We therefore must identify and tackle the inner colonizer, and track the long, often difficult road home to our people.
I feel raw and sensitive to everything around me. In the space of a day and a night, I’ve watched white power flex itself.