I think many of us are now working from Ibram X. Kendi's definitions on
where "not racist" doesn't exist. If we do not take antiracist actions then
we are complicit with the status quo, which is a racist system built for,
and benefits, white people over Black People, Indiginous People, and People
of Color. And, I assume that's the exact reason the Board took a stand.
I've certainly done racist things and I always considered myself a
non-racist but I'm learning and trying everyday to change my behavior and
On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 2:23 PM Sammy Jones <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks to Sarah and Gary for their comments of support. I suspect the
> people calling my credentials into question, and questioning my motives
> (and hurling accusations of racism and white supremacy about things I have
> said or not said) would not do so if they knew anything about me or my
> I have already expressly said that I hate racism, am not a racist, and
> despise white supremacy. It's sad that I had to make that statement. But
> fine, it doesn't hurt me to say I'm not a racist, though it certainly pains
> me to be called one.
> An apology for some of these hurtful comments would not be inappropriate.
> Certainly my reputation has been needlessly dragged through the mud here on
> this list.
> Sammy Jones