Here's the thing, homie. Black/Brown folks have been told the world how to deal with racism, so that's not the problem.

The problem is that white people don't listen and do what makes them feel better rather than what is effective.

A great example of this is the current POTUS. He's a result of a large majority of white voters ignoring the lessons we told them.

We _told y'all_ 🍊 was a racist fuck up repeatedly.

But y'all don't listen.

The single most effective way to fight racism is for white people to challenge it at the source. Yes, that means in your neighborhoods, churches, events, etc.

White people constantly tell us how courages we all need to be and FIGHT TOGETHER, but that usually results in them hiding behind us when the cops come or not saying anything when a racist family member goes in on a friend, lover, etc.

White 'progressives' want us to BRAVE, but when the same is expected of them, they vanish.

And let's be real. Racists and bigot know most white people are cowards when it comes to dealing with racism. They know most white people aren't going to say shit when the get loud and hateful.

That's why this shit continues. That's why racists officials keep winning elections and setting policy that hurts all of us.

Every time there is a racist gathering, white folks should be mobilizing to counteract to reduce the harm it cause and not let them control the narrative.

But they don't.

White people want to blame us for 'not voting in numbers', but of the white people that can vote, the majority either don't or vote for racists.

When white folks see racist shit happening, they want us to be the BIGGER PERSON, but they just sit there and cower.

White people want us to protest with them, but when the cops show up, they vanish and leave us to get the brunt of consequences for standing up to injustice.

Racism is an issue that can be dealt with. White folks just choose not to.

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I was really convicted about the role white people *still* have in voter suppression after what happened with Stacey Abrams in GA. The status quo is NOT OK, and those of us with a voice need to use it to call for change.
You are right- it is not enough for me to reject racist mindsets, rhetoric, tropes and ways of thinking if I am not doing anything to dismantle racist systems.

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