Systemic Racism in America: Why Showing Up for Black Lives Matters by Christie Gosch

When a neighbor asked if families would like to "show up for black lives" in a local park, she never envisioned more than 1,000 people coming out. I believe that the only way we are going to tear down the systemic racism in our country is for white people to:

  • show up
  • stand up 
  • support those that are oppressed

The mostly peaceful protests are happening across this nation and throughout the world right now because it is time for black people to have the same justice and peace that white America has had for more than 400 years. 

We can do better. 

We must do better.

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This is amazing. Thank you for what you did! 🙏
Christie Gosch
Thank you. So much more work ahead. We are watching and making the world a better place. We all can do this!
Elisa Schmitz
I agree that we can and must do better. Thank you for showing up for black lives, Christie Gosch . You and your family are amazing and I am grateful for you. Thank you for sharing this message and your great photos with our community. You inspire us all! #blacklivesmatter
Christie Gosch
Thanks Elisa. I was on a call tonight with others doing work on racism and what came through loud and clear is that this is the moment of the millenia - when Covid 19 hit, it unveiled the unjust economic divides in this country so profoundly. Then, with many of us watching from home, the racist events in the US were too hard to ignore. It is a perfect storm and the time for the world to change!
Elisa Schmitz
Totally agree it is the perfect storm and change needs to happen, now. I think the momentum is there and enough people are behind it that we will see change happen (it's already happening). Thank you for all you do, Christie Gosch . xoxo

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