Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people. Use this blog as a reference tool, not as the one and only view on the topic.
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If your logical argument to justify your racism only works in conversations about racism, you are just a racist. There is this invisible list that every racist seems to pull from. It’s the racist logic list. The most amazing thing about this list isn’t that it’s invisible. It’s not that every racist, no matter where they live, what their upbringing or even what their financial situation is, seems to read directly from it. No, the most amazing thing about this list is that the “Logic” of it is deemed acceptable. Rarely is this logic questioned. Rarely is this logic thought about or made to seem unreasonable. When this logic is held up to situations other than racism, you’ll see how not only absurd the thinking is but you may even begin to question why so many people get away with it in the first place.
“Pointing out racism is what keeps it going.”
“I didn’t mean it in a racist way.”
“Everyone is a little bit racist.”
“Calling me a racist is a racist act.”
“If Black people can say it, everyone should be able to say it.”
“If there were a White History Month it would be called racist”