I was glad to see more diversity, but my relationships with the new students never grew beyond good conversation at community events. Our community shared space together, but we did not all share our lives together.
I Am One of Those White People
Katie Hyson
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It’s such an uncomfortable reality, honestly, for us white people. Just because we surround ourselves with, date or be-friend people of color does not mean we get it.

But like you said, you realized that you don’t get it because, to a certain extent, you just can’t. We will never experience the same sort of systemic oppression. Our racism, while not intentional, is still racism.

Thank you for sharing!