Disclaimer: I’m an asian male so I’m not going to claim to know anything about what you experience on the daily.
Man sometimes there is nothing more dangerous than the white liberal. You get these people who seriously believe that they have grown beyond racism and that they’re better than those “other” white people. No one is above prejudice no matter how evolved they think they are. With some of those super old white professors that try to lecture me on asian culture, it kind of bothers me when they say inaccurate stuff but that’s not really what’s so upsetting. I don’t really get mad for someone thinking something that’s wrong just because that’s probably what they learned when they were in school. Willful ignorance and refusing to listen is the most infuriating part of it all. If people could just admit that they can’t just escape being racist and just admit that they maybe could be wrong, then we would be so much better off. People like the professor in this article just need some humility for once. We all make mistakes; we need more people to admit when they make them. When you see people like this prof who have come up with some convoluted way of avoiding feeling guilty about slavery…that’s when you see their true colors and it gives me quite a headache.