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White ‘Friends:’ Ignorance or Empathy?

In the last few years, the concept of ‘white privilege’ has entered the mainstream. Despite the fact that white supremacy has existed for centuries and, for every white person currently alive, has created and still creates advantages, any exposure of it is still subject to defensive reactions from many white people. These concepts have always been clear-cut to me and other black/brown/indigenous (BBI) friends; however, like much of the general white public, our white friends react defensively and deploy any number of defensive reactions in order to maintain this ignorance which ultimately denies equality for BBI peoples.

She/Her: Distort lies until they amplify truth. CryBaby: As loud as necessary.

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