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Dear White Friends, I See Right Through Your #BlackLivesMatter Posts

Stand up for what’s right. But first, make sure you look in the mirror long enough to see what’s wrong.

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Elyse M. Cizek. Photo: Aaron Alpert

Dear White Friends,

Thank you to the five of you who have reached out to ask me how I’m doing. I have been your Black friend for decades. Black people…

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Elyse Cizek

Elyse Cizek

Author. Poet. Musician. Actress. Instagram.com/elyse_just_elyse

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