A black man once told me that I had no standing to write about racism because I was white. I disagreed, saying it was a white people’s problem, too. So yes, this is a white person problem. Personally, I do and say what I can. And also, I let some people go. I do stop talking to them. Some people are unreachable, and I value my mental health. I cut off my entire family — the reasons are many, and it would take too long to list — not just because of their atrocious views, but because they treat me horribly. And I don’t have to put up with that. So, yes. We need to address white people. But I know we won’t change them all. I do think that white culture is traditionally somewhat sociopathic, and the personality disorders I see in my own family are probably not so unusual in general terms. So it’s also my job to raise conscious, loving white children so that they can continue the good fight, even when some white people are always going to be lost.

Here’s one thing people of color can do: run for office. This white woman will vote for you FIRST. Let’s remove power from the hands of these sick people.

Writer, painter, cat fancier, troublemaker, democratic socialist, & antifascist.

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