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Puff the Magic Negress
It seems a whole lot of waking up is happening among people of whiteness. I am going to reserve my critical commenting on this phenomenon for another post and focus on the question that I keep seeing everywhere: What can I do?
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
1. Listen to people of color share their experiences. 2. Educate yourself. That means reading books and connecting with anti-racist resources.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
3. Pay reparations to individual POC that have expended their emotional labor dealing with your privilege. Pay reparations to POC institutions. Pay activists and content creators for your education.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
4. Disrupt the racism that you see from your fellow people of whiteness. Tell people that they’re being racist. Refuse to entertain insensitive talk anywhere, including this app.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
5. Get uncomfortable. Put yourself in situations with people who are not afraid to speak their truth to you.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
6. Do the work. Dedicate time and energy to learning to deal with your whiteness. Since you were born, you have been exposed to a lot of negative ideas about people of color. It is going to take a lot of time to dismantle the things that you thought were normal and okay.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
7. Be ready to be offended and to have your feelings hurt. People are tired of being oppressed and a lot of folks are gonna let you have it right now. Will you learn or will you retreat into comfort.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
8. Listen to people of color who you might not necessarily agree with rather than defaulting to the same voices that don’t challenge whiteness.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
9. Don’t demand emotional labor from your black, brown, and indigenous friends. Especially right now. Take whatever they have to offer and don’t make demands upon them.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @thearmchaircom
10. Manage your white tears. Your eyes are being opened to the injustice in the world and that’s a good thing. But your black, brown, and indigenous friends should not have to wipe your tears when they’re too busy wiping their own.
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Puff the Magic Negress May 31
Replying to @AllyHenny
And since people from FB keep emailing me and asking: For as little as $2/month you can support my anti-racism work via Patreon () Here’s how you can give one-time donations: Ca$sh: $allyhenny Venmo:
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