Following the order of Tom Argust’s four challenges in his Aug. 31 “Racial disparities” essay, I offer the following suggestions.
First, regarding recognition of the overall racism situation in this country, read “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Pulitzer-winner Isabel Wilkerson. There are scores of books on racism, but this is a tremendous novel and primer regarding the Great Migration in the Jim Crow era.
Secondly, regarding working together, consider participating in a sacred conversations program sponsored by RocACTS (see bit.ly/2x7WL2y).
Third, and most importantly regarding creating strategies and commitments to confront our own prejudices and systemic racism, attend a meeting on the fourth Tuesdays of each month of the Movement for Anti-Racist Ministry and Action at 6 p.m. at the Community of the Savior Church, 4 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester.
Lastly, consider attending a program from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. John Fisher College keynoted by Debby Irving, a speaker, educator and author. It is titled “Race, Responsibility and Leadership: Blind Spots and Lessons.” See expandingevents.org for more information.
Bill Wynne
Fairport