When will this end?
We - white people! Must raise our voices for them! And with them! And alongside them! We must move forward together! With my life... I want to honor you, Africans. I want to lift you up, my African brothers and sisters! You are the strongest people I have ever known. I always knew of your strength, but now I see it everyday! You are the most beautiful people. You carry JOY, you release it in your songs, your work, your prayers, your worship. You are patient and kind. You are hardworking and ingenious. You are humble and loyal. It is a privilege to live on the continent of Africa. It is a GIFT to raise our family here; to live amongst Tanzanians and people from many different nations; and to experience life WITH them. My personal narrative... Growing up, I remember reading about the systematic racism rampant in my home country of the USA. I remember being sickened at the thought that the KKK existed. I could not fathom that there were people who actually believed they were superior to other people based on the color of their skin. Whites > Blacks. This reality disgusted me. And the fact that these acts of racism and oppression were entrenched in our US history... Yet, here we are. 2020. And US HISTORY KEEPS REPEATING ITSELF. Racism, oppression, superiority still exists. Still kills. But. THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE STORY. We will not be complacent. We will STAND with you. We will SEE you. We will SEEK to understand. We will SING with you. We will SHARE in your grieving and rejoicing. John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones life for ones friend.” To my African brothers and sisters, Thank you for teaching us & leading us. Thank you for forgiving us & for your enduring patience with us. 🖤🤎🤍~ Your white brothers and sisters