I think that racism is so ingrained in our society that the social structure of that racism affirms the racism in the white subconscious. I hope that made sense. Sometimes, in order to make a change that affects the mind, you have to do something completely new. So I think that if we start to change the structure of our society — if we have to tear down some institutions and rebuild them, or elect only people of color who can engage with this — then this will start to affect the white subconscious and create new patterns so we can heal this thing. Because if insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, well, we’ve been doing that. Changes on this scale are scary and are going to create pushback, which is why we have a resurgent white nationalism today. But we must push forward, even with idiotic white people who can’t see their own privilege, and maybe one day we’ll change things enough to dislodge white people from the center of their universe.

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

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