*We are starting a new feature where people can anonymously submit questions to the community in an effort to cultivate constructive and sincere conversations in a place that is safe for WoC. We would like the community to engage by answering the questions in the comments section.*
FEMWOC, I am a white feminist Mormon Utahn, 22 years old, and I have been heartbroken and furious about what is happening with Sandra Bland. I have primarily lived in white neighborhoods my whole life and unfortunately never had more than three black classmates and friends growing up. I have been reading all of your articles, Twitter feed, and Facebook and I am asking constantly, what can I do more? How can I help “change the system?” I feel more than silly asking you this, but I am still learning how to be a white ally. I am loud on social media, I am remembering the names of those we have lost. What can I do more? I would like to help my brothers and sisters as much as I can. I feel silly asking, but if you have time to reply, I would love to hear. I will keep reading your articles and social media. Thank you.
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