August 21, 2014

"I'm not a racist, but..."

I've noticed in real life, and on the net, that many people, white people, have no idea how to call out racism. I even hear them asking for help on this.

So I drew a little exercise to help folks explore the possibilities of what you might say to someone who is saying racist things.

Is it offensive to call white people 'whities'? There you go.

I invented the above situation. But most people have heard something similar said by someone they know.

What do you say to racism?

Note: Racism comes in all colours; I'm addressing white people who freeze in the face of it.