As a yoga community, and personally as a citizen in a place of privilege, we can no longer avoid taking a firm and definitive stand against racism.  Knowing that I have implicit biases, it seems very petty to be on a soapbox saying what we should or should not do.  Becoming and remaining open and sensitive to what is being said and to what is happening, informing ourselves with an accepting attitude, and taking a stand even if it is not approved by mainstream society is a start.  We need to learn from each other, but to do this, we have to listen in ways we have not heard before – ever.  Black lives DO matter.  

I welcome suggestions on how to move forward from this place of partial awareness to an unknown but better-informed future, taking a stand for what is just and right for all humans and living beings, not for only those that hold power and privilege.

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