Quick Anti-Racist Note #1

White allies do not make the conversation all about them and their feelings when they’ve been called on something they’ve said because that diverts the conversation from its original topic and recenters it around whiteness. Instead true allies listen and try to understand why what they’ve said might have offended someone, they understand that calling something that they said racist or bigoted is not actually calling the person racist or a bigot but simply pointing out the lasting and sometimes subconscious effects living in a white supremacist society has left on all of us and that we all need to work on within ourselves. They take it as critique, not judgment.

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