As the god-dad of two Black babies and step-pappy to three kids who are mixed, but will always be seen by the White world as Black, I have a duty to stand up against racism, white supremacy, and discrimination, no matter the cost.

And even if I didn't have those kids in my life, I would still be duty-bound to do the right thing. To be an upstander, not some passive bystander.

It isn't always meetings and handshakes. Perhaps that's where all the suit-and-briefcase advocate types fail: they can argue, but they can't fight. …

Alex DiBlasi

Counselor, musician, sahajdhari Sikh. I left academia and journalism to go see 48 states and find God, learning more than I ever did in a classroom on the way.

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