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.
If our film triggers you, maybe there’s something there that needs healing. Only then can we look with clear eyes, filled with compassion, ending racism.
If we are to see the end of racism, it cannot just be in our prayers, but in the affirmative actions we take in seeking out that which we wish to celebrate.