On my mother’s side, I come from a line of indigenous people making up my 21.9% of Native American heritage. I am the first on my mother’s side to attend and graduate college, though I have olive skin and dark strong features like my native ancestors, in many way, I have benefitted from my 72.1% European makeup. It’s overwhelmingly apparent the many more struggle minorities face opposed to their lighter skinned neighbors.
I ask, do we really want to change, or is it exctly what we’re so scared of? Changing the course of history isnt as simple as casting a ballot, but it sure does help. Voting did not become universally available in 1965 when the Voting Rights Act passed, and many hurdles are still present for communities of color. What I can offer is to educate myself and those who I can share what I have found through communication and compassion.