The death of George Floyd this past week has been the catalyst for many to speak out against racial discrimination by select police officers towards African-Americans. This is an issue that won't be solved by the voices and actions of black citizens, but by every human of every race. The thing is, some white people don't know how they can help.
That's where St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright comes in. Like other white individuals, Wainwright didn't know what to say during the nationwide protests. So, he reached out to teammate Dexter Fowler to offer his emotional support. During their exchange, Fowler implored Wainwright to use his voice to aid the cause, and that's exactly what he did.
Beautifully said by Wainwright.
The death of Floyd hits home for Wainwright. Just last year, his family adopted their son Caleb, who's African-American. In fact, Jenny Wainwright spoke out for racial equality, saying that she wishes Caleb can stay young forever, because she fears what might happen once he grows up if there's no changes in our country.
During these times, it's best to reach out to your friends of color to let them know that they matter to you and that you have their back. Being silent in the fight against racism isn't going to help. In fact, silence will show where you stand when it comes to racial discrimination.
This is sound advice to follow. Once all humans speak out against racism, the more positive changes we'll see in our communities.