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3 months ago (2020-06-01 15:38:01)

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As a white person, I know I want to do more to fight racism and injustice. I know I want to do more than just like a photo or video or reshare something on social media or talk to my kids. As I listened to my black friends, students and the black community share their thoughts and tell their stories, I have learned their voices and cries for help are going unheard and I know we have a really long way to go.
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This week I joined a group of people I did not know on the corner of an intersection holding up a sign I made that said "Black Lives Matter"…because they do! My students who are black matter, my co-workers who are black matter, my neighbors who are black matter, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery all matter. So I held up my sign thinking and praying for all of them, for their families, and for the people reading the sign as they drove by and also for my own heart.
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There were mixed responses to our message. Some disagreed with us by shaking their heads, cussing and flipping us off. In those moments it was heartbreaking to see that our message of love was not shared by all. But we also saw an overwhelming and wide diversity of people in both age and color who did agree, this encourages me to keep standing and to keep using my voice to support the black community.
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I know I will never understand what it is like to be black in America but I see you, I hear you, I respect you, I mourn with you, I stand with you and I love you. As an educator, father and follower of Christ, I want to both learn from the people around me and be a voice for others. So when the news stories and protests fade to the background, let us not forget that this is an ongoing issue that has a long way to go. I want to encourage all of us to listen more, speak up, call legislators, donate, support people of color and use our position to, as Jesus said, love our neighbors as ourselves.

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i to and black my of the a for you as matter their know people our us are an want that who all up not sign this with love by in or do more students so be like said they neighbors support voice me keep on also color both message but see was did is it we community go have way long stories donate encourages agree use from around age diversity others wide overwhelming background saw when fade position shared jesus news heartbreaking learn christ standing protests ongoing stand forget issue hear has encourage america listen educator speak using what call understand father never will follower let legislators respect mourn families moments kids week really unheard going help cries voices learned tell thoughts share friends listened talk group media social something reshare video photo just than injustice racism fight person white joined corner those drove off flipping cussing heads shaking disagreed some responses mixed were there heart own reading intersection them praying thinking held arbery ahmaud floyd george co-workers because lives made holding ourselves


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@reaganllee posted 3 months ago

I am so proud to have had you as a professor. I may be out of school but your words and wisdom still have influence in my life. Thank you for standing up for what is right regardless of the consequences.

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@brookeesims posted 3 months ago

Thank you. ❤️

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@kaitlynmerced posted 3 months ago

Beautifully said, Dirk.

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@wendykingsmith posted 3 months ago

How do you change the heart of the people ?

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@asenseofhuber posted 3 months ago

So well said!

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@_bdburns_ posted 3 months ago

Love it dude!! And this is exactly why I look up to you and im sure why so many others do as well!

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White liberals need to stop treating black people like pets and start treating them like people

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