Day 2709: How to be a racial transformer

One of our critically important  life choices for community is how to be a racial transformer.


Do you have

  1. An open mind?
  2. Alert eyes?
  3. Big ears?
  4. Vocal mouth?
  5. Strong backbone?
  6. Loving heart?
  7. Rolled-up sleeves?
  8. Outstretched arms?
  9. Decoder ring?
  10. Smart phone?
  11. Pocketbook?
  12. Moving legs?
  13. Grounded feet?

Let’s use our superpowers, here and now. Who wants to join me?

Here’s a transformative YouTube video: “3 Things White People Can Do To Help Fight Racism.”



Please transform this blog post with your ideas about how to be a racial transformer.


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23 thoughts on “Day 2709: How to be a racial transformer

  1. This is beautiful 🥰

  2. Awesome checklist, Ann.

  3. Excellent post.

  4. I’m color blind, my friend! LOL! But together, we will be a beautiful rainbow! ♡〜٩(^▿^)۶〜♡

  5. i love this, ann and i will do my absolute best, nothing less

  6. What a fabulous checklist! Thank you . I wrote along a parallel vein this morning on my blog too – Canada is not immune to racism.


  7. I love this checklist and will try to live by it. Several years ago I went to a rally for inclusiveness. It was a very diverse group and a white guy got up and said, “People like me have dominated the conversation for too long so I’ll keep my remarks brief. I just want you to know I stand with you.”
    He set the sort of example I do my best to follow.

  8. Love this, and especially the Chaz Smith video!

  9. After helping a black male friend find a shared basement suite to rent – he approached 120 places before finding one – (and going through something similar with the trans friend not that long ago) I think that we can all start with our own assumptions and our own decisions. Who do we hire? Who do we rent to? Who do we, befriend or date and who do we marry. It’s everything and it’s all of us.

  10. I hope I am all those things, I don’t care what colour your skin is what matters is what type of person you are, treat me ok and I will treat you the same.

  11. We must all recommit to using our powers for good, so to speak.

    Heard an incredible interview yesterday on NPR’s Fresh Air with Eric Adams, an African American who served as a police officer in NYC for over 20 years and is now a Brooklyn Borough president. As a 15-year-old, he was badly beaten by the police, an experience that was deeply traumatizing. He decided to become a policeman to bring about change from within the system. I found the interview profoundly compelling.

    Thank you for reminding us that we *all* have a voice, Ann.

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