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we don’t need another anti-racism 101

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cross-posted from The Blog and the Bullet.

Mai blogs:

i used to be an antiracism trainer for a progressive organization a few years ago. i was really really good at.

this year i finally realized after a lot of soul searching that teaching white folks how to be good allies is not helpful to anyone.

its like us giving white folks all the correct rhetoric just allows for them to be able to better racists, because they are able to justify their racism using anti-racist rhetoric.

in that they are able to say things like: i realize that such and such is a function of racism and then they continue to do the same fucking thing that they just acknowledged was racist.

[Hat Tip: Restructure]

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One Comment
  1. Henry permalink
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:55 am

    “its like us giving white folks all the correct rhetoric just allows for them to be able to better racists, because they are able to justify their racism using anti-racist rhetoric.”

    “in that they are able to say things like: i realize that such and such is a function of racism and then they continue to do the same fucking thing that they just acknowledged was racist.”

    The above paragraphs sound like some things that Stalin would say about Trotsky or during the show trials of the 1930’s. Brilliant just brilliant!

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