An excellent book by Ann Fairburn – don’t be misled by the cover picture…there is a love story that winds through it, but there is MUCH more to the book than that. It tells the life story of, you might have guessed from the title, David, a young black man. He gets involved in the civil rights movement in the early 60’s as the result of a series of events including an interaction with a child. Here’s a quote from a speech he made: ‘…so that no child of our people need ever hear the words I heard as a child, the words your parents and grandparents heard, the words that were the shackles of their minds: ‘there ain’t nothing you can do about it.’ No dark-skinned child, hurt and humiliated, can look with tear-filled eyes into the face of an elder, and hear again those bitter words of oppression and defeat: ‘There ain’t nothing you can do about it.’ ”
I am sure that there have been countless times when those words have been said since then, and I want to be intentional about not being part of the reason for them being said. But more than that, I want to be a part of seeking out and breaking down the reasons why they are being said. Someone shared a link with me that you might be interested in reading, if this subject is dear to your heart also. http://www.onlineitdegree.net/is-tech-racist/
May God grant wisdom and heart as we try to see with his eyes.