anti racist - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The anti racist isn't simply words, one must be willing to give one's life for disadvantaged others of any ethnicity if required. It means caring for them and about them without anyone asking you to. Family is family. We are each other's keepers. So when you take that vow, it's for life, til death do us part.
Black lives are in danger, very much so. Yet the root of this danger is with the financial system and plays out on a global scale from the Americas, to Europe, to Africa. We run the world with emotional indifference with a system born of a colonial need for control from a distance, a desire to centralise and control resources globally. Until we are willing to see that truth. Until we are ready to replace the money-nexus with a love-nexus, the same problems will keep returning as a proverbial bad penny. Being an anti racist means you have to start seeing the world for what it really is, almost as if you had arrived from another planet and saw it for the first time.
She had been an anti-racist all her life, long before there was a term for it, long before it was in the public consciousness. Perhaps having a white mother and a brown father played into that. She had blue eyes from Ireland and dark hair straight from the middle east. She grew up aware of her Jewish heritage, watching holocaust videos in history class and listening to the other children laugh at the skeletal people. As they laughed she knew they'd laugh at her too if she'd been born a little sooner, been in the wrong place at the wrong time, that Hitler would have killed her family if he'd won. She'd suffered direct anti-semitism, been fired as a young adult because of her Jewish connections. So she grew to challenge all forms of racism wherever she could, even inventing new ways of combining words that disconnected racial words from the fear centre of the brain, instead linking them to love and empathy. She looked into storytelling and its role in making culture and quietly tweaked it in anti racist ways. She spent her days worrying about the starving millions and how to change society so that they could have food and a stable safe life - all while others cared for themselves and chased money. She was an anti racist and she didn't need anyone to give her that badge. She'd earned it already. She'd made it her way of life, it had shaped her life and given her meaning. She'd taken hits for it, sacrificed for it. It was tattooed in her soul.