I recently received a forwarded email concerning an interesting piece about “White America”‘s responsibility on the issue of racism – I invite you to read Mr. Greenberg’s article for yourself:
I am constantly reminded how important it is to focus on building relationships. What does that mean? If you want to help make the world a better place, that’s great, but the only way you can do that is by getting to know what other people really want and need. Otherwise you fall into the trap of “helping” other people your own way, and it may not be helpful at all. It might even be counter-productive. (recall Ernesto Sirolli’s “Shut up and listen” TED talk – long blog post here)
Our brothers and sisters of different skin colors are being oppressed. Are we helping to put the boots on, or take them off?