The Caucasian Invasion Of Racial Justice Spaces
The DiDi Delgado
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This reminds me of in the Autobiography of Malcolm X when he talked about being approached by a white student who sympathized with the Civil Rights movement and NOI and asked what can they as white people do to help and he said, "Nothing". But then later on in the book he remembers that encounter, regretted his response and wished he could have said something different. While I encourage and applaud white folks who recognize that racism is wrong and will use their privilege to combat racism, I agree with the author somewhat. If you are gonna take on the fight, you can’t do it from the sidelines. You gotta be in the dirt with us. Use your privilege but don’t be afraid to get in the grind. In fact, be prepared to possibly lose that privilege. Don’t let this discourage you. We need more white people who are down for the cause and realize that this system is oppressive to POC. Don’t be afraid to check your fellow white folks the moment any of them think they are safe enough around you to show any sliver of prejudice and/or racism. That’s where it begins.