Solid Ground corroborates its commitment to addressing root causes of poverty by holding Anti-racism meetings that encourage personal and professional goal setting. I can envision in a different work culture, employees might adopt a going-through-the-motions attitude during this workshop that would never yield an authentic impact. The earnestness in wish Solid Ground employees took responsibility for their own ability to tackle oppressions moved me. They wanted to help and they meant it.
It’s difficult to set goals where you cannot measure tangible results. You put your pride at stake. Perhaps, you forfeit a sense of accomplishment. Systemic societal injustices are not the kind of problems that you can work on a little today and a little tomorrow, and by the end of the week you can move on to the next goal. They require a permanent commitment. You have to identify the injustice, and decide you want to help. Then you have to mean it.