You Affects Us

There are also losses for which we can give thanks. Many White people have lost our often-willful ignorance of the damaging mythology of white supremacy. Others of us have lost the interlocking illusions of our independence and invulnerability. We know more fully than we have known that “I am because you are,” that what happens to “you” affects “us,” and that viruses (and most other threats to our wellbeing) don’t pass over the wealthy and strong. Giving up this ignorance and these illusions is a way of making more room for the truth that sets us free.

Via Guy Sayles: Telling the Story (Stories) of the Last Year

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