Absolutely. We White Saviours need to shut up and listen. I’m trying to use my Twitter platform to amplify black voices, because even if they don’t have a solution, they have experience dealing with the problem. I don’t. I’m a middle-class, middle-aged white guy living in a 90% white suburb. My skin color has never held me back.

I can donate money and call for others to do the same, and my check mark means I can put black voices in front of a bigger audience. Is that going to change the world? No, but it might help change some minds. That’s the role I’m trying to play.

Freelance writer and data scientist in Metro Detroit. Covered pro sports for NHL.com and the Associated Press before COVID-19. Mentally ill and not ashamed.

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