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Dear White Women

Dec 23, 2020

We recently read a great piece on Medium called “Finally an Answer to Why So Many People Voted For Trump” -- which is a question we’ve been asking ourselves, too.  

The author notes: “Trump is definitely not virtuous - but he doesn’t pretend to be. He never claims to be morally superior to other people; he’s shameless in all of his flaws, and it gives comfort to people in a world that’s constantly telling them they’re not good enough.”  That stands in contrast to the anti-Trumpers who say you’re either with us or against us - that if you aren’t with us, you must be racist or homophobic or bigoted or sexist.  

Basically, each side is driving the other side crazy. What we need to do instead is TO LISTEN.  

With that in mind, we bring you a repeat of last year’s episode on having these sorts of confrontational, difficult conversations with your family - only this time, it’s not an option.  We’ve seen the pain, the horror, the murder, the mistreatment of so many people during 2020, and now we have to speak up. And before then, we must listen to the human beings we sit across from - whether it’s over a real table or through a virtual screen.  

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What to listen for: 

  • Addressing different beliefs begins with us talking to our families, educating them, and showing them kindness and compassion in the process.
  • How having uncomfortable conversations with respect can lead to better communication and understanding.
  • Starting conversations regarding these hard issues can seem daunting but gives us the opportunity for a host of other meaningful interactions about prejudices and inequality.
  • How do we even get these conversations started?  We provide a question that helps to address the “white elephant” in the room.

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