2 05 2012

nikkilerner

The way I see it, when it comes to race and conversations around reconciliation, “the white person’s burden” continues to be the fear of being labeled a racist.  The way I see it, many White people can feel as though there is no space to ask questions about race or explore the topic with non-white people without feeling judged right away.   The way I see it, many White people can even feel like they aren’t able to publicly disagree with non-white people regarding ideologies and philosophies about race without the fear of being called a racist or insensitive.  Therefore, lots of White people choose to stay out of the conversation altogether.

Don’t we all need a place to have safe conversations around race instead of heated arguments?  Is there a place for the perceived “oppressor” to be quick to listen and slow to speak and for the perceived “oppressed”…

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