DiDi your post sums up why as a white racial equity activist and trainer I have mixed feelings about SURJ. On the one hand, I do think its important for white people to reach out to other white people to educate one another about racism, and for us to work through our s*** with each other so that we don’t make things worse when we venture out. In fact, I am working with SURJ SF now to develop some Racism 101 workshops to provide a baseline understanding of what racism is. On the other hand, we can’t get stuck there. I agree completely that our job is to affect change in our spheres of influence, support leaders of color, and get out of our all white social circles. This is why I am part of police accountability coalitions and attend Police Commission meetings and work on equity at my kids school. And why I ask my mentors to hold me accountable in doing this work. And why I talk about racial justice nonstop with my white friends and family.

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