I struggled with what I wanted to post today. On one hand is the coronavirus, which has been occupying this blog since March 9. On the other is the murder of George Floyd and the righteous anger, non-righteous destruction, and incredible generosity that it has sparked. Younger Son and I were discussing it this morning as he considered his part in the struggle.
Me: Perhaps, as a long term thing, consider volunteering your computer skills to help black and civil rights organizations. In the short term, keep doing what you are doing.
YS: yes, this is what I have to do. I’m in a position of extreme privilege (white, male, cisgender, fit, affluent, good connections, smart) and it is inhumane for me to not use that to lift up those who need it most
He makes me proud, and he humbles me. What am I doing to help those who need it most, here in red-neck 99% white rural Wisconsin? I ponder…
Well, first of all, I am going to post positive things. Thanks, k, for the nudge.
“We drove them into anger.”
But there are still bad actors out there in the police department:
And there are good actors during the continuing pandemic.