Reading More Black Authors

Over the past months I have made an effort to read more Black authors.  It started with Ta-Nehisi Coates new book, The Water Dancer then Trever Noah’s book, Born a Crime and I just finished Alicia Keys book, More of Myself.  I have enjoyed reading each of these books and learning from them.  I think being intentional about what we read, watch and ingest is important.  I still gravitate to movies and tv shows with people that look like me but I don’t want that to be the case anymore.  By seeking out things that might be just a little different than our normal, like books, movies, tv shows that are made by Black people and have Black people as the main characters, we can start to see things from others perspectives which I believe can help us become more empathetic to everyone.  And empathy is the first step towards racial equality.