(Un)Gratitude

Rev. Mindi puts into words so many of the thoughts I have had. I will print out her blog entry and take it to the thanksgiving celebrations I attend tomorrow. As poet Audre Lorde said, “Our silence will not protect us.” This means white people too. #blacklivesmatter

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By Rev. Mindi

I am participating in the UncoSynchro blog, a writing collaborative effort from ‪#‎Unco14, focusing on subversive themes of faith and life. The theme for November is (Un)Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, I am not thankful, not grateful, for the non-indictment of Darren Wilson.

I am ungrateful that once again, an unarmed black teen is shot by police. That once again, a black teen is depicted as a brute, a monster, and that the police officer had no choice but to shoot and kill him.

I am ungrateful that few of my white friends are speaking about this, except to urge for people to protest peacefully, when violence has interrupted the lives of a black family once again.

I could go on and on, but I want to lift up some other voices—what you can read, and how you can respond:

12 Things White People…

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