Racism Must End: Black Lives Matter

My journey as part of an inter-racial family started when I got married nearly 20 years ago, and for the most part it has been a beautiful ride. We're fortunate to have lived in communities, and among friends, that love and accept us. However, I wouldn't be telling the whole truth if I didn’t admit that navigating through, what at times feels like, separate worlds hasn't been challenging --- including this moment in time.  

The murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black lives that did not receive media attention cannot continue to be justified, excused or ignored. How we individually and collectively show up at this very moment will define who we really are.

There’s so much justifiable pain, anger and sadness. As I look at my family, I think about families of color, and other bi-racial families who look like us, and I wonder -- what do we tell our children? How are they coping? And what type of world are we handing over to them?

As a parent of a bi-racial child, how do I properly convey to my son that he should continue to be proud of his heritage -- both black and white? How do I explain to him why systemic racism still exists all around us, aimed at people that look like his mot