Sacrifice Is The Price of Change: Confronting The Evil Of Racism
The harder our nation works for progress, the steeper the mountain becomes. Sacrifice is the price of change, I get that, but I just don't understand why the same people are asked to pay the bill each time.
Those people have already paid with their freedom, they've paid with their lives, they've paid with their humanity, and here we are, years later, asking them to pay once again. When will this end? When will we stop running from the bill of sacrifice, and just pick the damn thing up?
We say, "How can we help? What can we really do? I'm not a racist, isn't that enough?" In a sense, I don't know if our help will ever be enough, not with so much hate still in the world, but one thing I am certain of is that our passivity isn't the answer.
When we remain silent, we may not be the lynch mob, but we condone the lynching. When we refuse to take a stand, we may not be the slavers, but we accept the slave trade. When we choose to not get involved, we may not be the racists, but we are quietly endorsing racism. Friends, unless we see evil as evil, call out evil as evil, and stand against all that is evil, we ourselves will be evil.
Like most things, change starts within ourselves. A sober look at how we-- as individuals-- can grow, must take place before we can tell anyone else to grow. Facing the evil in ourselves is not a fun process, in fact, it can be one of the most challenging processes one undergoes in their lifetime, but still, it is necessary. Even if you are not able to change anyone but yourself, that's still one person that has changed, and in a world like the one we live in, one changed person can make all of the difference.
Friends, let's pay the price of sacrifice for once. Let's promote real change by confronting evil and refusing to be passive.
Note: If you want to help support real change, don't make this about me and my post. Instead of trying to help increase my platform and the range of my voice, go support the voices of those that have been suppressed for far too long. Use your social media influence to share their words, and tell their stories.