Race relations is not a topic I shy away from talking about here on the blog. You can see some of my other posts about it here, here, and here. During my time as an elementary school teacher, I’ve served in a few communities where I was in the minority. What those experiences taught me was how strongly my students often identified with their cultural heritages and also how extremely important it is for everyone to try to understand and empathize with various perspectives.
For the past week or so, after having their eyes opened by the events that took place in Charlottesville, I’ve heard several people in my own community expressing feelings of helplessness. It can be easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you are only one person, so what can you really do? [Read more…]