Rachel Held Evans @rachelheldevans Just the Nice White People chapter in #imstillhere is worth the price of the book y'all genous environment My were much too nice to be racists lt colleagues I don't know where this belief comes from but I do know it has consequences When you believe niceness disproves the presence of racism it's easy believing bigotry is rare and that the label should be applied only to mean-spirited in- to start racist tentional acts of discrimination The problem with this framework-besides being a gross misunder- standing of how racism operates in systems and structures enabled by nice people-is that it obli- gates me to be nice in return rather than truthful I am expected to come closer to the racists Be nicer to them Coddle them Even more if most white people are good in- ad or 1012 AM 16 May 18 princecarlton slowlyandrogynousmiracle yournewfriendshouse dandelionofthanatos If ever there was a paragraph that described Canadian-Brand Racist Jackassetry THIS IS VERY IT ‘When you believe niceness disproves the presence of racism it’s easy to start believing bigotry is rare and that the label racist should be applied only to mean-spirited intentional acts of discrimination The problem with this framework–besides being a gross misunderstanding of how racism operates in systems and structures enabled by nice people–is that it obligates me to be nice in return rather than truthful I am expected to come closer to racists Be nicer to them Coddle them’ It’s so good to see this articulated! So much truth in this! The south with their “southern hospitality” They say something racist in the sweetest way It’s like being offered a slice of pie with spit in it Meme
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