What, Me Racist?

Understanding why your intentions aren’t the point

Image: Sutha Kamal, Flickr, CC license, with apologies to this guy, who I’m sure is not shrugging off racism in this picture

By now, we all know the routine.

Someone says or does something incredibly racist, gets called out for it, and then insists that we took them out of context, or are overreacting.

After all, they assure us, they have black friends, or once dated an Asian girl, or have an adopted child from Guatemala…

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Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)

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Tim Wise

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Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)

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