The White People Who Need “Proof of Racism”
Son of Baldwin

This is perfectly done. I spent years of my life studying AFAM only to realize that the change I could make was in places where the marginalized could not go — White only conversations with racial under and overtones.

It’s not my place to be in the NAACP. I couldn’t steal that spot from someone crafting their own, self-determined future. My place is fighting the normalization of white narratives in white spaces.

In doing this, I too have become tired. I’m exhausted of trying to explain what is obvious.

I try to start at the beginning. That’s the only thing that helps. Starting in the middle is assuming that they have an understanding of how we got here, to this place, and that the work of equality is unfinished.

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