My Black Friends Don’t Read My Racism Articles

Because it re-traumatizes them all over again

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I was on the phone with my black friend Savannah the other day. She was complimenting me for my courage in writing about racism.

“You are speaking for us all, we are so proud of you”, she said. We started talking about the racial microaggressions she was facing at work and then, she…




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I write about racism, but there are so many other things I would like to write about instead. Help me dismantle racism so that I can get to that.

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