Acknowledge: Enough is enough

I feel like that dad in a family that refuses to acknowledge for the longest time he has a huge problem in his home. It’s not like he’s unaware, it’s just “easier” to ignore it instead of facing it and admitting he helped cause much of the pain.

I admit at 54 I’ve been silent in my white world while black Americans are being discriminated on a daily basis and have suffered numerous atrocities as a race.

Enough is enough. I come to this table admitting my part and am ready to be part of the solution. I start by saying I’m sorry. I’m sorry for being silent and not helping you as you have suffered in pain. I have not been the loving human I need to be. I preach so much above oneness-support-love, but when it’s truly needed right in front of me, I’ve failed to give it.

I know you’re grieving and angry. You have EVERY RIGHT to be. I have failed you in the past, but today I come to this table wanting to learn more and help you.

Sincerely,

Dwight Hyde

13 thoughts on “Acknowledge: Enough is enough

  1. What a strong man you are! Secure in you empathy an comfortable in your humility. You have a lot to bring to the table. If only more were like you! Thank you for being authentic. 💕

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  2. thank you Dwight – for allowing yourself to feel this. It is such an awful feeling at first to realize where/when/ how we have not gotten it right or not done enough. I make sure to check myself every day now, and take more advantage of the resources available. One really super good book out there “So, You Wanna Talk about Race?” is a start… great points and perspectives. Also been watching and re watching some of the more educational movies and documentaries…We can be a voice right now, and we should be..BIG HUGS!

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  3. Dwight, I read White Fragility back in February and got to see Robin Diangelo back in February when she visited University of MN before the pandemic. Excellent book. White people learning how to come to terms with the racism that’s in the water and the soil…it will help to move us in the direction of better lives for all. I’m with you on this!

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