Silence is not a Virtue: Racism, Victimhood and Right-Wing Concern Trolling

When you write about race and racism, as I do, you’re never more than an hour or so away from an e-mail, tweet, Facebook post or comment underneath one of your essays, suggesting how the things you say are actually counterproductive to people of color.

“You’re just encouraging them to have a victim mentality!” come the screeches of the…