What’s next.

Very little is actually being asked of us, as white people. To start, we are being asked one thing, really: Sit through an entire conversation where we hear about and examine how we are benefiting from racist systems that were created to protect and serve us. Don’t stand up in the middle of the conversation screeching, “BUT I’M NOT A RACIST!!1!1!!” and run from the room like our hair is on fire. That’s the initial request. Here is a take on that request from Osheta Moore. And I will speak for myself when I say that that initial request scares me. It’s sad that it does, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel scary to engage in conversations where I will learn about the ways in which I, as a white woman, have benefited from the oppression of …

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