Dear Every White Mom in America, We Are Responsible for Covington.

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Collage portrait of Nathan Phillips by @broobs.psd photo by @josue_foto Support Elder NATHAN PHILLIPS | PayPal: nativeyouthalliance@gmail.com

White moms like me: our children learn EVERYTHING from us.

Nick Sandmann and Covington Catholic School students disrespect Native American elder Nathan Phillips and his group at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2019 video by the Washington Post

It’s painful to watch, and we MUST watch it with our children and make it clear to them that what Nick Sandmann and the other young men did is wrong and inexcusable.

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When white young men disrespect others, they must acknowledge that they have caused harm, apologize, and work on changing themselves so they don’t repeat the harm.

Nick Sandmann refuses to apologize for disrespecting Nathan Phillips.

White moms, this is not a one-time conversation, we have to role model for our children every day what it is to respect and honor all people, especially people who do not look like us, and especially women.

If we do not teach our children the truth about American history, our role in it, take accountability for the harm we have caused and continue to cause, and actually change our hearts, minds, behavior, institutions, and systems until we have racial equity in every corner of our land, Black and Brown children will continue to die and we will set our children up for a lifetime of failure.

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This is PRECISELY why a truth, reconciliation and reparations process for examining our history, who harmed who, who benefitted, accountability by the people who caused harm, and repair for the people who were harmed would be beneficial to EVERYONE.

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