This is not the post I had lined up for today. That one will wait for another time.
Today, I want us to take a step back. Look at what we read. I know my own to-read pile consists of primarily white men and women. Especially men.
Today, I want us to all read books and poems and articles by people of color. I want us to listen to them.
To learn from them.
Please do your own research to determine who you want to read. A beginning list could include
- Toni Morrison
- Maya Angelou
- Langston Hughes
- Octavia Butler
- Gwendolyn Brooks
These are just a few. This list is far from exhaustive. Start here, but add your own. Ask for recommendations from your friends.
Never stop reading. Never stop listening.
Never stop learning.