These profound words can no longer fall on deaf ears.
ITakeResponsibility.org was created, in partnership with the NAACP, to stand up for our Black friends and family in America. Our goal is to rally the white community, to provide education and encourage action. Our mission is to ensure this takes place.
We cannot sit idle while systemic racism and police brutality continue throughout our country. Racism is personal, it is local, and every situation needs to be identified, recognized, and addressed. At the most personal levels and regardless of the circumstance, these incidents need to become teachable moments.
Enough is enough.
This begins with white men and women taking responsibility for their personal role in eradicating racism in America — taking a stand and committing to change.
It is not enough to not be racist.
We must be anti-racist.