Originally written around the MLK holiday, this piece is priceless and timeless. It invites us to use everything we’ve got–body and soul, pocketbook, voice, etc.–to resist racial injustice because that’s how the job will get done. Be sure to check out the graphic on the Colorlines site, which illustrates the many ways all of us can contribute to racial justice, including using our “Loving Heart to respect and uplift the dignity and humanity of every person.”
As we celebrate a new year and another Martin Luther King holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on how you can be part of some positive change in the year ahead. Rather than the typical resolutions, which can get a bit self-absorbed, why not resolve to step up your game in making social change?
The good news is that you already have everything you need, just as you are, to become a powerful force for racial justice. You can be a Racial Transformer.
Original article, “How to Be a Racial Justice Hero, on MLK Day and All Year Long,” by Hatty Lee & Terry Keleher, posted in Colorlines, January 16, 2012.