Ten questions you can ask yourself to determine if you have any responsibility in America's inequality today?
1. Do you know the history of the word "race?"
2. Do you know the history of racism in America beyond discrimination and slavery?
3. Do you have conversations with other people about racism that are not of your race?
4. Have you unfriended someone from a social media platform because you deemed something as racist that they posted rather than have a conversation?
5. Do you know what systemic racism is?
6. Have you passed judgement of any kind on anyone without having a conversation based on something that they said or did based on something that you deemed as racist?
7. Do you work for a company that is diverse in it's workforce but majority of the leadership aka "C Suite," is white and you never questioned it?
8. Do you attend a diverse church but all the paid staff are white or majority white and you never questioned it?
9. Are you controlled by fear with regard to race, rather than courage, compassion, and empathy?
10.Do you care about equity beyond your own self preservation in the following domains:
Employment, Housing, Education, Health, Mortality, and Justice?
If you answered "No," to any of these questions you are in good company because like me, you my friend have some responsibility in America's inequality. We now have to decide what we are going to do about it. The first step is education, the second step is doing something with the knowledge gained.