If so, does not that mean I am also not doing my part to offer her the best world I can? Does just talking with Kaleigh about police brutality, capitalism, racism, etc. do enough? Being knowledgeable is certainly important but it is not going to solve the issue.
On the other hand, neither does holding signs and singing songs in the streets. Not to mention that we all know moving within the system is a total waste of time if we want fundamental change and not appeasing reforms.
I want Kaleigh to grow up happy, safe, and experiencing freedom. With living as a white girl in rural Maine, she is in a good position to experience much of that. It makes me feel frustrated; Kaleigh should not be any more inclined to experience those feelings than anyone else. Torn between being grateful and privileged is a difficult line in the sand.
What do I do for myself? What do I do for the world I live in? What do I do for my community? Most importantly, what do I do for Kaleigh?
With each beating the pressure to act grows. With each beating I wonder what to do. With each beating the fury builds. With each beating I feel trapped. Each day I feel like lighting the world on fire. Fire changes everything.
Oh, here is some food I made so I do not alienate my readership too harshly.