What are ideas of what we each can do to  help address the issues in our society?

  • Increase our understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by Blacks:
    • Study past history
    • Understand the Black Experience
    • Read one of the recommended books
      • Caste—The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
      • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
      • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
    • Join the Sacred Ground discussion group
    • Get involved with or support an organization working to breakdown the barriers to inequality

Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
John Steinbeck

We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding.
Beau Taplin

Sometimes being understanding is more important than being right. Sometimes we need not a brilliant mind that speaks but a patient heart that listens. Not a keen eye that always sees faults but open arms that accept. Not a finger that points out mistakes but gentle hands that lead. Pavithra Ram


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