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Thanks for Your Advice, but I Need to Be White to Follow It

When you give advice to a Black person from a place of white privilege, don’t expect us to say thank you

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I am an anti-racism writer. I share my experiences so that people understand that racism is real; it is not the collective hallucination of Black people the world over.




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Rebecca Stevens A.

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I write about racism, but there are so many other things I would like to write about instead. Help me dismantle racism so that I can get to that.

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