BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Who am I as a white person to say this or do that? What are people gonna say if I stand up and use my voice? What can I do? Am I educated enough to talk about that?
The last few days (today it’s June 7th, 2020 - 14 days after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man was killed in police custody), I have seen so many terrifying, disturbing and brutal videos and pictures, read articles, watched documentaries and started listening to audio books - about racism. I am asking myself again and again: What can I do? How can I contribute to this? How aware am I of daily racism around me? How racist am I actually?
Growing up in a small german village of around 500 people, I was hardly ever confronted with racist situations - not me as an affected person nor as a spectator. So I guessed, young and naive as I was, racism does not exist (anymore). It's all in the past. Just one of the many chapters in my history class at school. Nowadays I know, it is not. We face racism every day. Anywhere. Racism is not limited in time or region.<