A post on my privilege

To all of the people of colour of the world:

I’m sorry that so many white people are racist.

I’m sorry that people of the same race as me have made life so difficult in so many ways for you and your ancestors.

I’m sorry that so many if them do not know when to shut their mouths.

I understand the responsibility that comes with the position of privilege I have as a white female offers to call people out. I am trying hard to educate others and get them to listen to the absurdity of their words.

I take up this position gladly though I know that because racialized isn’t my lived reality, it is not something I will engage with for the rest of my life. I am fortunate for my ability to retreat from this work, though I acknowledge that you cannot.

I am sorry for that too.

I wish I could do more than this.

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