It's the Little Things?

I often feel guilty for not calling or writing my senators enough regarding the sad state of affairs 45 has created.

I often feel guilty that I don't actively participate in SURJ actions. 

I often feel guilty that when we moved to a more diverse area, we bought the biggest most expensive house on the block.  

I often feel guilty that we perpetuate public school problems by choosing a charter school. 

The one action I've taken in the last year that makes me proud is emailing the police department when the updates I was getting for my district included Crime Stoppers. In one instance in particular, the email snippet included the fact that the suspect was a person of color was on the first line. The second incident featuring a white suspect did not call out the suspect's race on the first line. Rather you saw from the security footage picture that the suspect was white.  I found the contact information for the officer who maintains the public distribution and emailed him my concerns that descriptions such as these are racist and perpetuate stereotypes. Since then, the bulletins have excluded the description of race in the snippets and every suspect is described in the same manner.  

 

Sometimes the simple email works?