Two Minute Drill: Racism. What if it was YOU?
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today I’m coming to you from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. I am standing next to the statue of Anne Frank. There’s a bench here that has the inscription “Sometime this terrible war will be over. Surely the time will come when we are people again, and not just Jews.”
Speak Out Against Racism
This whole video that I’m taping today, I’ve taped I don’t know how many times trying to express the right words of how I feel and the message that I want to convey. It’s been spurred by Kanye West, now known as Ye, and his anti-Jewish comments. I have such a hard time understanding how someone who’s probably been the victim of racism in their life is a racist and expressing hate.
The most important question that I want to ask you is, what if it was you? What if you were the victim of racism, persecution, discrimination, and execution? What if it was you? How would you feel? History changes all the time and at some point in time, your race, your religion, your sexual identity, your gender, whatever, you could be the victim as well.
I’m asking you to think about this really important question and what you would do if it was you. I hope you would say I would speak out. I would speak out against racism. I would speak out against discrimination. I would speak out against persecution and execution.
I’m probably not doing a great job of conveying how I feel on this Two Minute drill, but I think you get the message. We’re human and racism is just unacceptable! I am asking you to think about what if it was you and what you would do to prevent your people from being discriminated against.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Y’all have a great week.