I am a white guy who talks about racism.
I teach mostly students of color in a western Pennsylvania public school. I write a blog about education and issues of prejudice. And I participate in social justice campaigns to try and redress the inequality all around me.
But in my quest to be an anti-racist, one of the most common criticisms people hurl my way is to call me smug:
You think you’re so perfect!
You’re just suffering from white guilt.
You love black people more than your own people.
Things like that.
Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret.
I make mistakes.
All. The. Time.
I am just like every other white person out there. But I have recognized certain facts about my world and I’m trying to do something about them.
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