The Lie is loud.

You can’t fake anti-racism.

You can’t fake truth.

You can’t fake humanity.

You can’t fake solidarity.

You can try!

But the lie is loud. It will tell on you. And even if you convince yourself that you’re righteous and infallible? Even if you throw a tantrum and run from the person or situation that showed you where it lives in you? The lie remains. As long as it does, life will keep bringing you truth.

Because the lie is untenable.

You suffer under its weight. And under the lie is your actual truth. And your actual power. Not a power bestowed by whiteness but a power that’s rooted in humility and the truth of who we all are. But to get there?

You need to get past the lie.