This Is Your Responsibility White People

This is your responsibility white people.

…….Stand against racism.

……………..Stand against homophobia.

………………………Stand against misogyny.

Stand for love now.

Stand for all people of every persuasion.

And don’t post some stupid thing like “here’s how some black person is also wrong.” or “White Lives also Matter”. No one ever said that white lives didn’t matter. That’s not the point and its just being defensive.

Make an effort to understand and stop being a defensive jerk. We whites have had it easier and we need to say……..

“This is my brother”, “This is my sister”. “You are different, you have a different culture and there’s room for us all. In fact, the differences enrich us all.” In fact, those differences enhance us all.


to people who are not like us, perhaps we need to learn to approach each other in love……….

I feel compelled to approach everyone who is a different race and say “I stand for your individuality, your uniqueness. I am so sorry this hate has come up in our country and I will do all I can to protect you and defend your right to live a peaceful and productive life. Racism is evil. It is a mental illness. It speaks to the mental deficiency, ignorance and hate of those who hold it in their hearts. If we do not work together to assure we are all free then none of us are free. I honor your uniqueness and the gifts you have for this world. Without you and every individual, we are nothing. I apologize for the white race’s ignorance and hate and all of the vicious racially motivated things that have destroyed so much. There are too many of us who are lost and spew hate. I condemn that but I open my heart to love and pray that they find love instead of projecting their hate onto you. Please remember that their hate is not about you. It is about their own perversion supported by a perverted system that would allow systematic racism including violence and murder. How can we ever win if we allow it to be us against them? Our focus needs to be “We ALL the people.” All of us. Every human of every color, persuasion, background and culture. We the humans, we the citizens of the United States.

And for each of us to remember as we work through this…………..

In light of the hateful racism unleashed recently many are seriously concerned about the future of the world. In fact, I have to ask myself if I need to change my game to participate even more. It is a great thing to be involved in spreading peace and love. Yes! But let’s not forget that self love is even more important in such times of stress. As we extend ourselves in the world we need more spiritual nourishment. And, hey, I’m saying this for my own benefit as well!

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Gerri Ratigan is a life coach, writer, photographer, organizer and singer - all as a professional and amateur in varying degrees. She can be reached at gerricoach at gmail dot com. Or 518 469 0390. Here's a rundown for those seeking a bio: worked in direct practice in human services, and held positions as a manager, supervisor, Acting Clinical and Executive Director. She lead programs on Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction, fulfillment, life purpose, success, self-esteem, stress reduction, karaoke empowerment, the mind-body connection, spiritual alignment and creativity, among others. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, the Manifestation Project and has been involved in many business organizations. Gerri wrote a blog for, traditional articles for Healing Springs Journal, has been featured in the Business Review, The Schenectady Gazette, Troy Record, WGY, Times Union, Channel 6 and Channel 13 news. Credentials: BA Psychology, Coach University Graduate, Business of Coaching Graduate, Life Partner Quest and Coach Training Institute trained, Core Dynamics Coach Training, member Coachville, founder of Women’s Success Network, owner of the Manifestation Project, past President of Albany Chapter of the International Coach Federation, has attended a multitude of other personal development trainings and currently teaches karaoke empowerment and hosts the Capital District Single Professionals 50+ group.