How to I move from being 'against racism' at an intellectual and ideological level and become 'anti-racist' in my everyday life? How do I identify and name the unconscious bias that arises from white privilege? How might I uncover my blind spots and learn to live a new possible? How do I avoid saying nothing (which earns me accusations of being complicit) without saying the 'wrong thing' (which will inevitably be called out)?
I have linked up with other Baptists across the UK to work together through the study book show above. I have read the introductory part of the book - which is clear and accessible, and am looking forward, albeit with healthy trepidation, to working my way through the second part which is a 'work book' of 28 'days'.
This morning, I had quite a long chat with a woman of colour who was at the Black Lives Matter rally in Glasgow. She was amazed how many people were there because normally she sees so few others. She thanked me for caring. She thanked me for wanting to learn. She thanked me for being sorry because I didn't know what to say.
I have much to learn, and I will do my best to learn.