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"If you follow all the prescriptions of checking your privilege, unpacking your invisible knapsack, centering the marginalized, and excavating your deeply held white supremacist notions, you will absolutely positively have to break up with actual white people.

"You will love many of those white people. You will be related to some of them. You will, one day, be faced with seeing “whiteness” not in ideas but in people."

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@bright_helpings This is something I've been thinking about a lot over the last year. The links and foundations that everyday life is built on - culture, technology, products, politics... A hugely diverse history, present, future, so omnipresent in everything that happens, and yet so ... ignored, taken for granted.

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@scribe Yours is still really high-minded and abstract language for something that's about specific relationships with specific people in our lives that are bad for our anti-racism work even as they feel beneficial for us, because we white people think that we can separate race from our personal interactions with others.

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@bright_helpings Yeah I was following the original tone of the quote 🙃 Day to day, I'm gradually getting more involved in supporting and promoting globally diverse writers, and reading more history to learn. I'm also figuring out where I sit in it all, as a half-caste.

I think "love" is the key word for me though. Open up the love, respect the links we all have, make people aware of them all.

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