Our thoughts on why black lives have always mattered as an interracial couple.
Yes, #alllivesmatter, but not all lives are systemically threatened because of the color of their skin. I should not have to fear for my husband or biracial children, if they get pulled over by police or went for a simple jog around our neighborhood. #georgefloyd and #ahmaudarbery are only two of the countless black men who fell victim to racism. Two young men who were taken far too soon because they were born with a darker complexion.
Racism is still alive and strong. Racism is a beast that is fed not only by deliberate hatred but also through ignorance. Knowledge is power and love is taking the time to recognize division. Whether you are white, black, yellow, red, purple, I don’t care... I challenge you to reach out to someone different than you and lovingly open up a line of communication by asking them questions. “What was it like growing up ______”, “tell me more about why your culture _______”, “how does it feel when _______”. Furthermore, please share this video with your friends and followers. Together, we can be a part of change for the better. Together we’re stronger. While my husband and I make no claims to be professionals in multicultural education, please leave a comment as we’re interested in your thoughts about what we’ve shared. Or if you have any questions feel free to reach out to myself or @kyle.habersham