For Mateo D, and those who agree with him. There is a big difference between suspicion and knowledge, between suspicion and experience. We aren’t suspicious of a stove, but knowledge and experience teach us that the stove can burn. That knowledge makes a victim of no one, nor does that knowledge cause burns.
I have been the white woman who has let women of color down. It is my failure. It is our failure. Do not blame the writer for pointing out uncomfortable truths. Blame those of us who failed them.