By Gina Williams
“It’s a hard time to be a white American right now.”
“Honestly, this pandemic isn’t over and I’m confused to see all these people out protesting over one man.”
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m not racist or anything but if I talk about how I feel someone might take it the wrong way.”
“I don’t feel like I’m privileged to be white. I work hard and frankly I’m about to lose my job. So I’m looking for another one.”
“Part of me feels like I should ‘get’ what everyone’s talking about but I don’t.”
“I know a few Black people, they seem nice enough. But they all have different opinions so who’s to say who’s right?”
“I’ve heard my whole life that protests don’t work. Then why do people continue to protest? From what I can see, people get hurt, rioting and looting are inevitable, and people continue to protest? Black people burning down Black people’s businesses?”
“Shouldn’t Black people take care of their own problems?”
“Finally, I just want to say that I’m proud to be American but I resent people telling me what I can and can’t be proud of … this is all so insane. I can’t wait for things to go back to normal.”
Can you relate?
If you can relate to one iota of this, then I would like to invite you to my forum.
Let’s talk about “white privilege.” Let’s talk about the confederate flag. Let’s talk about everything that might sound actually racist in a respectful, confidential forum.
How many opportunities do you think you’ll get in your lifetime to talk to a non-white person who has experienced racism first-hand but can actually understand and respect your frustrations?
Join me and others from varying cultural communities at 6 p.m. on June 25 at Facebook live. Follow me at www.facebook.com/ginasounds or subscribe to my YouTube channel to learn more. Submit any questions in advance to