The American Foundation

Stephanie Huston
3 min readJan 22, 2021

Today, and every day, we are calling on ALL of our white American friends, family, and internet strangers:

It is time that we outwardly condemn white supremacy and acknowledge that this country was founded on the roots of racism and white supremacy.

It is not enough to remain silent anymore.

We cannot afford to remain silent anymore.

White people: It is OUR job to call out racism, and to call out white supremacy. It is unfair of us to expect the Black community to address and fix the rampant racism in this country.

We as white people must be at the frontline equally fighting and confronting these issues that are deeply rooted in America. And we are truly shocked and disappointed that after four years of chaos, lies, violence, and hate, that we still see plenty of white people turn the other way.

And THAT is white privilege, being able to turn away because these things don’t affect you.

As the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote:

“First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate.

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can’t agree with your methods of direct action;” who

Stephanie Huston

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