You’re not the only one who’s worried you’ll say the wrong thing in a conversation about race.
You’re not the only one who feels convinced that having productive conversations about race is something we’re all supposed to already know how to do without ever having given ourselves the opportunity to practice.
You’re not the only one who’s struggling to figure out how to put words to the pain that it seems you can never escape.
Please hear me: You are not the only one.
What if we gave ourselves the support we needed to make conscious choices in conversations about race?
Become more aware of the impact of our words?
Take the time to ask: And then what?
Could we slowly and steadily end up cultivating more connection and less division in conversations about race??
It takes time to build new skills. So let’s intentionally set carve out time, space, support, and practice to learn how to have meaningful conversations about race.
Maybe on your commute you listen to a podcast you haven’t heard before. Perhaps tonight you’ll watch an interview you’ve never seen. Or maybe you’ll pick up a book that shares perspective you’ve always wondered about.
Because the truth is that in between believing we’re already supposed to know how to have productive conversations about race and having productive conversations about race is giving ourselves the support we need to learn how to do it.