Alison Garwood Jones

Say No to racism

July 15, 2019

I grew up in a multiracial family. It was the norm for me right from day one.
The Garwood-Jones Family (from left to right): Catherine, Alison, Richard, Trevor, Peter and the orange Volvo that took us up to Southampton every summer.

The Garwood-Jones Family (from left to right): Catherine, Alison, Richard, Trevor, Peter and the orange Volvo that took us up to Southampton every summer.

When heads of state spout racist beliefs, silence is not an option. And so I speak up.
I encourage my fellow humans not to tolerate such inhumanity and to scale that message online. Whether you are protecting your healthy bank account or your fragile sense of self, we need to sit down and talk about that, gently not aggressively.
As Oprah always asks, “What happened?” There is something way back when that shut down a part of your heart. Compassion and empathy first, now and always, for you and the people you feel the need to reject. 
Alison
#SayNoToRacism
PS: This is not the first blog post I have written with this title. Pushing back against racism is constant work. Take your vitamins.
 

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