Perhaps you should try to immerse yourself into systems and communities of color. Or maybe read some history books not written by White people. Take a trip to historical battlegrounds in the South. Study Jim Crow. Maybe read the Civil Rights Acts --all the versions. Read about the promise of 40 acres and a mule. Study gerrymandering. Research the Voting Rights Act. Instagram and college can’t possibly provide you any substantive understanding of race relations and racism. Study the Chinese Exclusion Act. Maybe learn about American ghettos, segregation, Brown vs. Board of Education? Do you know about the history of slave catching which evolved into our current criminal justice system?

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