Dennis Leary said something about racism that’s important to consider:
“Racism isn’t born folks. It’s taught. I have a two year old son. Know what he hates? Naps. End of list.”
Martin Luther King said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
As we spend the day tomorrow celebrating a holiday that revolves around being grateful, I say, let’s also take a moment to think about those who have less to be thankful for, about those who feel unempowered at the most basic level, about how you just don’t know what it’s like to be black if you’re living a life of lily fucking white privilege. And when I say privilege, what I really mean, is a life where you are given the benefit of the doubt at every turn.
As Stevie Wonder sings it, love’s in need of love today. Send it in, guys.