No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.
– Frederick Douglass
Some people think “All Lives Matter” except Black Lives. That is equivalent to putting a chain around Black people’s ankles and thinking the other end is not fastened around the necks of whites.
All over white Americans wonder what their role should be as allies against racism. Should they shun racist friends and families or have discussions about race? Everyone has to do their part to end racism. It starts with individual choices, and from there, we dismantle structural racism together. White people have a huge role to play in ending a system of racial oppression, persecution and power that is part of their cultural heritage.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass