No intro this week – I’m keeping my own words short. But if you’re new here, head back to last week for a rundown of how these weekly posts began). I work hard to be inclusive in this roundup all of the time, but it feels especially important right now. This week, I’m letting black voices speak.
Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays – Black Voices
1. This Has to Be Said… My Debt Epiphany
“This is not a reality that I’d wish on anyone yet it’s something my community has had to endure for as long as I remember. No innocent person should have to get pulled over by the police and contemplate the thought that their life may be ending soon. Yet, this is a reality that brings me to tears.”
2. Say Their Names. I Will Say Their Names Hope and Cents
“Typically, silence makes people uncomfortable. How many times have you been in a conversation where someone spoke up just to avoid the awkwardness? But not with this conversation. When it comes to racism and the discard of Black lives in our country, silence seems safer for some. Silence seems peaceful.
No more. It must end now.”
3. A Candid Conversation About Race in America (Podcast) Michelle is Money Hungry
“Let’s be clear-sooner or later this was going to happen. Things are NOT ok in America and America’s continuing issue with race, inequality, and the routine acceptance of the mistreatment of black people and other people of color came to a head in the last couple of days…
When your friends of color tell you that they feel like something is racist or are sharing an experience that was painful or scary for them-listen. Don’t tell them how they should feel or how they should have reacted. It’s insulting. Just listen. In fact regardless of the issue active listening is an important skill to develop.”
Beyond these posts, take this week to read more black voices, both women and men. Listen, learn, and act. There is so much information out there to get started. 2020 is past time to start hearing these voices for real, and pushing for real change at last.
As always, if you’re looking for a categorized list of self identified women writing and speaking about personal finance, here is my comprehensive guide to the Women of the Financial Independence Community.
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