Spot on examples. I also appreciate how you listed all the things you used to believe when you were 14. Sadly, I’ve encountered many 24, 34, 44, and 54 year old white people still saying and believing those things.
I’d love to see you write a follow up post explaining those exact questions to other white folks — maybe we can collaborate on a piece together and put some emotional labor behind educating with compassion and criticality. Let me know!