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It Stops Here

In this clip, an older Black woman shares with her younger dialogue partner what it looks like to experience years of racism and work to heal. She reflects on what it takes to acknowledge racial and class biases and ensure that for her own life and future generations such burdens aren’t passed on. Especially because she has a grandson, her journey toward healing is more urgent; she isn’t interested in passing any of her burdens on and instead is focusing on the fact that her grandson is having conversations and able to normalize dialogue in a way she never had.

In the midst of these struggles and ‘ahas,’ it’s nice to say, ‘wow, we’re having these conversations. He’s not going to grow up not having these conversations. He’s going to grow up in the midst of it.’