I grew up believing everyone was equal, and that the solution for anyone who wasn’t treated equally was to start treating them equally. During all these years, I’ve known Black people have never been treated the same as white people in this country, but thought that if I tried to be as unbiased as possible, I was doing all that I could.
I was wrong.
It’s not enough to think that because one person doesn’t treat another as any different from themselves, that equality has been met. It’s not even the tiniest bit met.
If you’ve never personally experienced what Black people have to live with every day of their lives, please take some time to watch the following conversation between three friends, none of which is afraid to ask or answer difficult questions. We’ve got a long, long way to go before the problems of racism, hatred and ignorance are.
Here’s hoping it gets a little closer.
All Work No Play with Khary Payton
EDIT: This did not post the way it was supposed to. In fact, it didn’t post at all. So, very, very belatedly, here it is.