White People, What Are You Doing To End Racism by Calvin Eaton

black man in handcuffs

White People, What Are You Doing to End Racism

Honestly what are you doing?

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because we are tired…

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Black people are tired…

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Indigenous people are tired…

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Mexican people are tired…

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Chinese people are tired…

Japanese people, Iranian people, Indian people, Taiwanese people, South African people, Nigerian people, Puerto Rican people, all Black people and non-black people of color are tired…

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We are worn out…

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We are sick…

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We are fatigued…

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Your ancestors created the construct of race, racism and the racial caste system that continues to oppress, kill, and is embedded into the foundation of every institution and system found on earth today…

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We are tired of your hashtags:

#trayvonmartin #sandrabland #ericgarner #tamirrice #altonsterling #stephonclark #philandocastile #mikebrown  #terrencecrutcher #freddiegray #bothamjean #williemccoy #charlstonchurch #walterscott #michaelbrown #antownrose #amadoudiallo #antwonrose #georgezimmerman #ahmaudarberry #georgeloyd #breonnataylor

We are tired of your:

  • Tweets,
  • Messages,
  • Privilege
  • Casual racism
  • And empty words of alleged ally-ship

We have had enough…

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“Good white people”, this is your problem to deal with so what are you doing to end racism?

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  • Running after the massacre of an unarmed Black man who was accosted by white men as he was out on a jog is not enough
  • Reading is not enough
  • Sermons are not enough
  • Sympathy is not enough
  • Guilt is not enough
  • Tweeting is not enough
  • Posting on Facebook is not enough
  • Thoughts are not enough
  • Prayers are not enough
  • Healing vibes is not enough
  • Crying is not enough

“None of what you are doing or what you have done is enough”

What are you doing to end the institution that your ancestors instituted globally and that you right not on this day continue to reap the benefits from?

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How many more unarmed black men, black women, black transwomen, and non-black people of color have to die at the hand of racism before you work harder to end racism?

 “White people have a very, very serious problem … Take US out of it” – Toni Morrison

WE would like to know what are you doing to end racism. This is your problem and WE want to know what are you going to do right now to fix it.

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Please let US know by submitting the form below or leaving a comment.

black man in handcuffs

Photo credit: Adam Eaton (Rochester Artist Collaborative)

P.S: Looking for a place to start? click here

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

One thought on “White People, What Are You Doing To End Racism by Calvin Eaton

  1. As a graphic designer, I am using photos (TODAY, now) to show the inequity. I am committing to choosing photos that will incorporate and promote diversity. I will never again tolerate a photo not being used because it portrays diversity, I will fight to make it right.

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