The beauty of interracial friendships – love, respect, and a sense of humour
Few things in life are as precious as a true, loving, lasting friendship.
After all, we get to choose our friends.
Some friendships are being challenged in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police. Quite frankly, the U.S. is going through a modern-day Civil Rights movement. It’s all unfolding before our very eyes. We’re hearing heads of state, pro athletes, politicians, and business owners entering into public discourse about racism, and what can be done about it so it’s not buried deep into institutions that harbour it, once again.
So many emotions on all sides of this historic journey we’re all on.
Like never before, setting off an array of emotions on the issue.
Shannon Polk and Heather Windeler are two American friends – Shannon is Black, Heather is white.
Civil discourse is possible!
But not without some emotion on all sides of this paradigm shift.
Maggie John talks with Pastor Shannon Polk, and her friend – speaker, lawyer, teacher, advocate, and artist, Heather Windeler.
Shannon and Heather have learned to trust each other, forgive each other, as they enter into hard conversations about race with a posture of love, respect, and most of all – a sense of humour.