The range of emotions and responses I have felt during the last month - vacillating between incandescent fury, nihilism, and ostriching (a new verb I have coined for burying ones head in the sand and ignoring things - in response to the Zimmerman acquittal, the punting of affirmative action, and the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act are things that I struggle with. I thought about posting before, but what am I going to say? Why is what I have to say important?
It's not, really. Because other people who deal with this can say it much better than me. Like this. And this. And this. And this. And this.
So, time to not shut up about it, time not to ostrich. That's not right. Not sure how I'm going to do this, but keep listening, working, and yelling about injustice. And, just as importantly, stepping out the way for other voices who are the ones who face this themselves rather than second hand me.