Healing is possible. But it takes work.
We must craft together a sacred agreement if there will be any manifestations of healing. But such agreement can only be built upon truthfulness that acknowledges, accepts and repents of transgressions to human life and dignity.
Will you join the movement in healing America through truth and conciliation?
I am ready to tell the truth and hear the truth.
I am ready to engage in the work to uproot, dismantle and end racism.
I am ready to transform our nation for all our relations and generations to come.
There can be no conciliation without truth. Therefore, I acknowledge that white racial violence in this land began with the genocide of Indigenous people, metastasized with the enslavement of African people and their descendants, and has been codified into the Constitution and individual State laws of this nation.
Thus, I pledge:
- To listen, learn and share the historical and perpetual truths about Racism in the United States;
- To work personally, locally, regionally and/or federally to undo systems that perpetuate racial injustice and racial inequity;
- To accept my responsibility to support systems of mutual respect, accountability, equity and shared goals;
- To respectfully invite others on this journey to conciliation with me.