A realistic, refreshing and informative read on Racism and what I essentially call, white privilege and a reality check.
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“Hate and ignorance have not driven the history of racist ideas in America. Racist policies have driven the history of racist ideas in America.”
– Ibram X. Kendi
It is quite disheartening to realize that the people that need to read this will not. I assume that if you are reading this, you probably already have an open mind and are willing to engage. I think I have come to terms with this because we have to begin somewhere. We cannot keep sitting on the sidelines waiting for the world to change.
Now, you may think that racism is not truly an issue, or at least not an issue in your immediate context. You may claim that you are not a racist because you avoid hating others because of their skin color. I have believed both of these things, and I was wrong on both accounts.
I can only really…
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