Thank you so much. I didn’t expect this to blow up so much (lol). I had to think long and hard about this piece. There are some things White people cannot help. Being racist is one of them. Our systems, culture, and social orders cemented in our Constitution make being racist pretty inevitable, but as you’ve said you get your collection of beautiful Black and Brown people who will always be brutally honest with you and push forward. White people are born to be racist and it is what it is, but they don’t have to remain that way.
People in denial are racist and are unwilling or incapable of admitting the truth. We see that too.
Being a good person is hard in this world. Most White people don’t want to be ostracized and put out of their social grouping of White people, which tells us everything we need to know about the allyship of most White people (lol). If you’re not being taunted for being anti-racist you’re not doing enough 😂.
Congratulations and thank you for your support. We cannot do this work without you.