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I had a short romantic relationship with a white guy. He was cute, funny, and he didn’t get insecure when I helped him beat certain bosses in video games.

But when I opened up to him about my past experiences with racism, he responded in ways a lot of white…

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Note: In this piece, I am referring to a specific type of racism that is currently and formally called “color-blind racism.” I am not referring to the medical condition.

When it comes to racism, a common way many white people address the topic is to claim that they’re “color blind.”…

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I once saw a meme featuring the Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It read, “Maybe the Grinch would be nicer if every five minutes a dude wasn’t singing songs about what a piece of sh*t he is.”

In the cartoon, there is a voice that sings,

“You’re a…

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“Racism is real,” a person of color says.

“Provide sources to prove your point,” a random white person demands.

The person of color has two choices — they can ignore the demand (which might be the best choice), or they can try to provide studies and research. …

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“Whites only within city limits after dark.”

“Don’t let the sun set on you here, understand?”

“N*****, God help you if the sun ever sets on you here!”

Starting from the end of the U.S. Civil War, it was common to see racist signs containing these words outside of towns…

Savannah Worley

writing about my experiences with racism & mental health | #WEOC member | she/her

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