On white feelings, jokes, and when white people just don’t get it (which is too often)
Ruchika G

For an article about white people not being able to sympathize with the lived experiences of people of color (among many other things), you presume to know a lot about the lived experiences, emotions, and intentions of white people in determining “where we’re coming from” re: race and gender.

“I’m tired of the onus of educating white folks always falling on me.” The condescension in this single sentence sums up, for me, the undercurrent of this entire article. How successful do you expect to be educating us poor, sheltered, tulips when it’s painfully clear from 10 minutes of reading that you don’t really respect us?

Am I derailing? I don’t think so. This article’s ostensible target audience is white people. If that’s true, asking whether you actually are — legitimately and truly — prejudiced against that audience seems like fair game.

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