Both Jess + I grew up and have spent most of our lives in white small towns in British Columbia, Canada. Because of the context that we existed in for most of our lives it makes racism almost foreign. It's not that we don't believe it exists, but rather we just can't relate; white middle class families don't exactly give you a lot of diversity.
Neither one of us had ever or will ever look down on someone with a different skin tone and assume them to be less than we are. Merci Coffee + Connections knows with full confidence that BLACK LIVES MATTER. We are still learning and trying to educate ourselves. The most impactful and life changing thing that you can do is LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR and show each other grace and mercy.
Matt + Jess