Dear Harriet: The Black Lives Matter movement is the biggest topic today, apart from COVID-19. The world is changing and the truth about the people around us has come to light.
My white friends support “all lives are important,”
I’m shocked because there’s a lot of love here, but for the first time I feel like we’re just too different. I want us to overcome our races, as I thought we do all the time. Was everything fake?
Lost in this world
Dear lost in this world: Honest and healthy conversations begin among people who do not usually talk about race. Research reveals to many people the nuances of the fight against racial justice, which will hopefully open more eyes.
The struggle between the Black Lives Matter and all matters of life is based on perspective. The reason Black Blacks Matter became something was that Black’s life didn’t seem to matter to many people. Black men and women were regularly executed without consequences, whether the killer was a citizen or a police officer.
The concept of “all vital matter” appeared as a reaction to BLM, which suggests that white life, blue (police) life and all people are important. This has never been the problem. These other formations have not been and have not been attacked in the way that blacks are.
When you teach your friends why it is necessary to maintain the value of life, it can help them understand better. Black Lives Matter’s intention is not that white life – or any other life – doesn’t matter. Instead, it should be noted that black life should not be disposable.
Don’t give up on your white friends. Start talking, reading together, sharing information and continuing the dialogue. Education is key to liberation.
Dear Harriet: I have a really great job that has good benefits. The job itself is not what I think I would like to do forever, but it is convenient for me. There have recently been proposals to reduce our benefits. Some of these proposals were accepted, leading to the loss of these benefits. Now I’m worried that I could potentially lose more than I’m willing to live with.
At this point in my life, I’m at a crossroads. Do I have to continue on my current path because it’s convenient for me, or do I have to start looking for a career that entertains my true interests, especially since the benefits here aren’t guaranteed anyway?
The crossroads of the millennium
Dear millions: If you don’t work for what you want your career to be, make a plan to get to the job of your dreams. That doesn’t mean you have to get up and quit your job now. Do your research instead.
Find out what really interests you. Then look for stable companies that offer these opportunities. If it is possible to see what benefits these companies offer, think about it. In some cases, people supplement their insurance and other benefits to pursue their dreams. There are many ways to reach your goal.
Harriet Cole is a lifestyle and founder of DREAMLEAPERS, an initiative to help people access and activate their dreams. You can send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or c / o Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.