Anti-Racism Vs. “I’m Not Racist”

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What’s the difference between asking someone for a favor and asking someone for a loan?

In one instance your request can be professionally declined based on self-interest. Loans require the loaner to benefit either in interest or return on investment.

A favor has nothing to do with self-interest. A favor is a kindness done to you.

“I’m Not Racist”

You claim, as racism stares at you blankly.

“I’m Not Racist”

You say as racism slips out into the world from behind your back.

“I’m Not Racist”

You say while racism feeds on your flesh.

Racism, like all problems, can be solved with the right tools.

Anti- racism is that tool. Anti-racism says:

“I’m on the lookout for racism today”

“Nothing will stop me from defeating this monster”

“I can be a cause for anti-racist good in the world”.

Anti-racism is show and prove.

Anti-racism is a reinvestment of privilege. It is actionable and active. “I’m not Racist” is the belief in the value of belief alone.

You believe you can’t be racist. You believe racism doesn’t have as big of an effect as it does. You just want racism to be gone. 

You haven’t paid any interest.

Anti-Racism is action. It uses white privilege and social capital to pay for the demolition of racism in everyday interactions.

“I’m Not Racist” is passive wanting to be handed favors for doing the bare minimum. “I’m not racist is a favor to Racism”.

Anyone who thinks they aren’t racist is truly a victim of racism. When you can’t even see the ugly beast it uses you indiscriminately.

It’s in your best self-interest to be Anti-racist. Anti-racism requires the discipline, the vigor and the vision that are key factors to gaining success and achieving goals. Anti-racism allows the wearer to sidestep petty appearances and connect to people on a human level; boosting their results in every facet of life.

Anti-racism is the means to an end goal of The World Without Racism.

 

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