When White People Are Offended by Discussions on Racism, Black People Suffer

Talking to white people about racist tendencies creates more trauma — we must overcome it

“The immediate defensiveness of some white people when it comes to exploring racism is probably the single most obstacle to those of us who are working to eradicate it. Often the mere mention of racism in a group of white people is a fool-proof way to clear a room in ten seconds or less, and even those who don’t agree with it still have a difficult time…