"While black Americans view their experience as the American nightmare, racist Americans view black Americans as the American nightmare. Racist Americans, especially those racists who are white, view themselves as the embodiment of the American dream. All that makes America great. All that will make America great again. All that will keep America great.
But only the lies of racist Americans are great. Their American dream—that this is a land of equal opportunity, committed to freedom and equality, where police officers protect and serve—is a lie. Their American dream—that they have more because they are more, that when black people have more, they were given more—is a lie. Their American dream—that they have the civil right to kill black Americans with impunity and that black Americans do not have the human right to live—is a lie."
I work in the social enterprise/nonprofit sector and have been bothered by this for a while. Really appreciated this perspective, and the privilege/power check. Talking about diversity means nothing. We must do better, and give POC the avenues to implement their ideas, create needed programs, succeed in leadership positions, and generally be respected and rewarded for their perspectives/ideas/expertise.