Dear White People, Your Safety Pins are Embarrassing
Christopher Keelty

The safety pin is a START. It holds me accountable. It visually says “my race has fucked up, but I swear, I’m trying to make my corner of the world kinder”. This article would be so worth sharing if you could re-write it without first condemning the simple beginning of what is a symbol that’s so easy to display. Symbols become icons, icons become familiar, and familiar leads to action. It’s at that point your suggestions will be incredibly helpful. But, please, it will take us time to read, to educate ourselves, and to rewire our brains. In the meantime, can you support the small thing we can ALL do immediately? I want to share your wisdom, but I can’t do that when it starts with harsh judgment. Please let me know if you revise the article. Thanks for writing and for reading my opinion.

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