👊🏿Happy Black History Monf' y'all! 👊🏿 America has a tendency to try to gloss over its divisive past. The problem with ignoring aspects of our past is we miss out on important stories that have shape OUR country and OUR people. So, instead of us taking ownership and celebrating ALL of OUR history we only share the stories that make the mainstream feel good. Some people have a tendency to get uncomfortable and shut the conversation down when it comes to talking about the past. What those people fail to see is that refusing to have the conversation limits the type of relationship they'll have with the story teller. How will we ever learn to embrace each other as brothers & sisters if we don't know their stories? Sometimes things are just going to be uncomfortable, and that's ok. Let's stop running for comfort when situations, or stories make us feel uncomfortable. The truth is, until we are willing to be uncomfortable so that those around us can be comfortable, as a group we will never truly be comfortable. 👊🏾Throughout the month I'll be sharing some of the books my kids are reading or have read.  If you can't teach yourself, teach a child. It is though teaching we learn. 👊🏾 #sharegoodness #tamusmith #blackhistorymonth #booksforblackkids  #mormon #lds
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  • sistasinzion👊🏿Happy Black History Monf' y'all! 👊🏿 America has a tendency to try to gloss over its divisive past. The problem with ignoring aspects of our past is we miss out on important stories that have shape OUR country and OUR people. So, instead of us taking ownership and celebrating ALL of OUR history we only share the stories that make the mainstream feel good. Some people have a tendency to get uncomfortable and shut the conversation down when it comes to talking about the past. What those people fail to see is that refusing to have the conversation limits the type of relationship they'll have with the story teller. How will we ever learn to embrace each other as brothers & sisters if we don't know their stories? Sometimes things are just going to be uncomfortable, and that's ok. Let's stop running for comfort when situations, or stories make us feel uncomfortable. The truth is, until we are willing to be uncomfortable so that those around us can be comfortable, as a group we will never truly be comfortable. 👊🏾Throughout the month I'll be sharing some of the books my kids are reading or have read. If you can't teach yourself, teach a child. It is though teaching we learn. 👊🏾 #sharegoodness #tamusmith #blackhistorymonth #booksforblackkids #mormon #lds

  • ourkerrazyadventure❤️❤️❤️
  • sistasinzion@anpetersen9 Girl! No, not yet. I just heard her story for the first time last September. I'll I most certainly plan on reading that book this summer. Have you read it?
  • wendejmooreLOVE!!
  • kristaq.emI was actually going to ask you two if you have any good adult book recommendations for black history month! I grew up studying BHM every year and still to this day remember my 2nd grade report on Booker T Washington. But ANYWAY--I'd love to celebrate the month studying and learning what I can. Any recs would be appreciated!
  • justso.eventfloralZandra have you been to the black history museum in DC yet. I am dying to go.
  • tonyajrobLOVE this! Thank you!
  • ladyl_andrewsI absolutely. truly. flipping. LOVE THIS!!! ❤❤ ✊
  • spasm5So grateful you guys are instruments in His hands to bring awareness to the green jello culture🤗💗
  • ademkeLove this!
  • starrbabe78Some of my favorites are White Socks Only, The Other Side, The Story of Ruby Bridges. I read them to my first graders every school year.
  • marieldc80Love! Do you have a book list you can share please?
  • rosannebickBring it
  • jenkins_gems404I teach seventh and it is my most favorite thing to teach! We read ; A Rock and a River, The Glory Field, The House of Dies Drear, Elijah of Buxton, The Narrative of Fredrick Douglas, and so many more! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
  • jenkins_gems404For adults I recommend the one and only "The Help!"
  • jenkins_gems404@spasm5 the green jello culture is probably the most aware of all people in the U S A! We really have a great love ❤️ for all people!👧🏻👧🏽👴🏻👴🏾👧🏼👧👦🏻👦🏽👦🏿👳🏽‍♀️
  • spasm5I am also LDS. @jenkins_gems404 . I have served a mission, married in the temple, and magnified callings in every auxiliary. Hubs has been a bishop a few times. I adore this gospel, but like with any religion, there are hypocrites. It is difficult to attend a predominately (US) church with white, rich, etc members when you are different. And while I completely agree that "most" members are aware and accepting, the loving everyone part, is in theory for most members. It is easy to love the world, but much harder to love our fellow Saints, accepting each one for where they are at in their respective journeys. I am grateful that these two sisters are following their mission. I hope that they have fans that aren't just caught up in the TOFW fame, but truly love these two that are helping our LDS culture learn that no matter the "skin color nor personality, God loves us all, let's get real and support each other". That was the purpose of my comment.
  • gamma_hununcomfortable=atonement=hooray for imperfections
  • brookejanetteYes. This. :)
  • jenkins_gems404@spasm5 👍 ❤️
  • divasfavoritethings💗💗💗
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