The mom blog I was going to post today feels particularly trivial at this moment, in light of the racially-motivated mass murder committed in Charleston earlier this week.

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I was moved by this piece on taking responsibility for our racism. It’s an articulate reminder that we need to acknowledge, if we are white, that we benefit hugely from the racially-biased structure of our society. If we can open ourselves up to criticism and feedback from people of color on what we can change in ourselves, maybe a lot of things can change.

I’ll be back Monday with a new post.