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ILLUMINATION

Am I a Racist?

I am white….

Jesus as he may actually have looked (screen captured from the Salvation Army’s online news magazine on Twitter)

If I take a long hard look at a Black man coming near me on my daily walk, does my fear that he will do me harm give someone the right to call me a racist? Or is my fear the result of having been too near for too long to one particular Black man who did do me quite a lot of harm?

The person calling me a racist may justify the accusation by saying that generalizing my experience with one…

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Katharine Valentino

Katharine Valentino

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Still trying for words to make us do & feel good things. Publication Creators Hub owner. Politically Speaking editor. Top writer in politics & racism.