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A Moment of Respect… In response to the racial tension taking place across our country, I have decided to pause content. I care deeply about matters of injustice, and of course, am against violence to any human regardless of race, religion, sexuality, etc. To be completely honest, I wish I knew the right response to convey here on these pages. Therefore, I have decided to step back and take a moment to reflect. My mother’s most impressionable message has always been to treat others the way you would like to be treated. I hope that we all can take the time today to think on this timeless Golden Rule.
I posted this on Instagram and thought it should be added here as well…
I am deeply saddened by the matters of injustice and racism spreading throughout our world, and I have decided to pause content for the moment. I wish I knew the right response to convey here on these pages, but what I know is that this is a time for change. I know I will never understand the pain of being judged by the color of my skin, but I will continue to do my best and educate myself. Breaking it down to the basics, I think we must all remember the Golden rule of treating others the way you would like to be treated.
Campaign Zero is a resource I’ve donated to and found helpful during this time. Their vision has resonated with me and they are working on providing solutions.
Sending so much love to our community during this time ♥️ Photo by: @CampaignZero
A Moment of Respect
I’m very impressed by this gesture and your messaging. Kudos to you. Be safe!
Thank you Becca ❤️ xTieghan
I understand your concern and appreciate your ability to reach out to as many as possible to reflect on what is happening during the riots. Having many friends as police, firefighters, a husband who has served for 30 years army. I would suggest watching the show cops. Sounds stupid but you will see how the real professionals police handle very tough situations that are and should have been simple police stops. There will always be bad people who take advantage of power. We see this all throughout history. The biggest problem is that black people are taught to run from police which inadvertently can end badly. I have helped homeless and poor neighborhoods my entire life. Most homeless like the gypsy life. Another problem is not having a safe and controlled way to handle mental illness. They can be a great part of life but just can not deal with taking medication it is so sad to see them doing well then they aren’t. I am just a simple mom who has volunteered my entire life. Whom ever is funding and pushing these riots is the true perpetrator of injustice. Why are we not focusing more on how the justice system has arrested the police officer and fired the others. This justice system is why America is strong. I try to teach constitution week each year to all ages. It is celebrated in September as a national holiday declared by president Eisenhower. We are safer as civilians if we know how our constitution protects us. Bless you and your family.
My daughters and I all have your cookbook and follow you on Instagram
Thank you for this Michelle. I hope you and your family are staying safe as well. xTieghan
honestly Tieghan I know it’s been over a year but Michelle’s comment should be deleted it’s so grossly offensive and out of touch.
I so appreciate your dedication to your craft on this blog and think this post on “acknowledging racial tension” is a first step in the right direction however, as a black woman I hope that you will be moved to soon use your voice to advocate against racism. I honor that staying silent is perhaps what you need right now, but you being loud about racism and all the ways some non-POC contribute to it is what black America needs.
Also, I too use your content as a happy escape so I hope to be able to enjoy some beautiful new recipes again soon.
Thank you so much Melanie. This was really nice to read. I am very grateful for you and the community here. xTieghan
I actually agree with Sara (mostly) – Taking a day to acknowledge is one thing but for a white woman to take a week off when she’s not even in an affected city/not out protesting is not a good look. Granted I don’t know how long of a “break” you’ve taken so maybe I’m mistaken. But I do hope you’re back soon!
Hi Kym. Thank you for you view on this. I am out trying to support and help my community and others through this. I think being respectful to all and helping each other is what we need most right now. xTieghan
Respect to you for addressing what needs to be acknowledged by every white person in order for change to truly begin.
One love. ❤️ xTieghan
you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. No one knows what is in your heart and soul but you. If you feel you need to do this then it should be respected and not trashed by other comments regardless of the colour of ones skin!!
Take care for now
Thank you Char ❤️ xTieghan
@ lea – thank you for your post. I agree that “racial tension” was not the right term to use. Please continue to teach me. Thank you.
Yes! This is amazing. I love that we can help each other here. Thank you Mary. ❤️ xTieghan
Tieghan, your content is such a bright spot in my inbox, and on the internet. Your choice to pause your content momentarily is a poignant acknowledgment of the influence you have. Thank you for modeling what is required by all of us if we want to see change: to set aside our own priorities and plans to allow space for the anguish that we all feel. When we resume our activities, it must be with a somber recognition of how our actions affect others and a commitment to remain mindful of and intentional about creating the world we want for ALL people. I personally cannot understand what it is like to be Black in America, but I choose to stand WITH and appreciate you using your platform to do so publicly.
Thank you for this Melissa ❤️ xTieghan
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There is a reason that this is one of my favourite blogs. Thank you for pausing. Thank you for your comments. Thank you for using your platform to be reflective. This (black) home cook thanks you.
Thank you. I love having this community of people that support each other and causes like this one. ❤️ xTieghan
Thank you for your reflection & inspiration ❤️ I hope we can all help each other stay safe and emerge as better humans after this very sad and scary time.
Thank you Debbie ❤️ xTieghan
Thank you for posting a beautiful picture in response to this recent tragedy. I don’t find having all of these black pages on Instagram to be inspiring. Of course, the horrific death of a black man is the focus. I understand that totally. What I don’t understand is, where is the sympathy for all of those black shop owners who no longer have a way to earn a living because now they have nothing left but destruction. I live here. This area looks like a war zone. Many of the residents in this area do not have any way to even travel for groceries, medical care, etc.
Fortunately, now food is at least being provided by the giving communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Just one person’s opinion.
Hi Bev. I feel terribly for all of the small shop owners who rely on those businesses to provide for their families. I think that this situation and people needed to be heard and now it is our part to help and educate. Please let me know if there is anyway I or someone else reading these comments can help your city. We should all be in this together. xTieghan
Wait so how long of a break are you taking..? I was hoping for a fresh new recipe to try out this week, it’s such a good, healthy escape from everything going on in our world. Please come back!
I am really glad my recipes are a peaceful place for you all ❤️ xTieghan