The Reflection Pool

Black Lives Matter

Reading Time: About 1 Minute

It’s past time.

We must do better.

I must do better.

Thank you to all the Black creators, authors, filmmakers and thinkers who are teaching me how the systems and structures in our society have benefitted me, as a white woman. As I read, listen, view and think, the scales are falling from my eyes.

As a leader – however you define that word – in our educational system, I have a moral imperative to move beyond reading and performative activism. I need to use whatever influence and power I have to make change, including donating, questioning, supporting, sharing, and advocating. I welcome feedback and ideas so please contact me or share in the comments.

Some additional resources to learn more:

12 Books for Adults about Anti-Racism and Activism from Huffingtonpost.ca

Black Lives Matter Book List from Epic Books (independent Hamilton Bookstore)

Anti-Black Racism Reading List – University of Toronto Library