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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 10, 2022, 11:32 AM

8. People of color have shouldered an unequal burden of educating white

people about racism, to little effect (systemically speaking). It's a HUGE emotional burden for oppressed people to be told that they are the ones who have to "overcome" racism, teach white people about racism (in a non-confrontational way), and fight for justice and equality. Black individuals are assumed to represent all Black people in mostly white environments. It take a huge psychological toll. White people can listen to/read the Black/brown/Asian/Indigenous people who want to speak of their experiences and share information with white people, but not all Black folk need to fight racism out front because the emotional burden is so strong just for them to survive in this culture. However, most white people need to step up and understand WE created the problem, and WE need to step up with solutions.

Solution #1: Educate other white people as to why we shouldn't demand Black people fix us.

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