‘Tis the season for holiday cookies. And social justice. My feed is full of both; recipes for gingerbread interspersed with images of protests and die-ins. After a while, some of the pictures start to look unsettlingly similar. And it’s hard to sit here and just write about frosting and sprinkles.
I know, you’re reading this blog for pretty pictures of food, not a lecture on social justice. But our law enforcement and justice system are badly broken. In identical situations, people of color are far more likely to be questioned, hurt, imprisoned, and/or killed by law enforcement.
Whether or not this bias affects you personally, you should care about this. Whatever communities or movements you identify with, you should care about this. Either you’re suffering under injustice and exploitation, or you’re benefitting — directly or indirectly — from the suffering and exploitation of others. Either way, it’s time to speak up.