For Those Who Demand “Proof” of Racism, But Will Reject It as Such When It’s Presented

Definitely worth a read from a great writer


I’ve fell into a trick that some people would pull in a thread discussing racism. I’ve mentioned it here (at least once), but I’ve learned it’s a common tactic that does nothing to move the conversation forward. It’s where you’re asked to prove that racism exists. It’s often done by white people and self-proclaimed conservatives. (Most of the time, they’re one in the same.) You bring up any kind of proof you can find. It can be a chart, a graph, a study, an article, a book or two, a news story, personal incidents, anything like the following:

Exposing Bias: Race and Racism in America

The Problem of Whiteness

As Starbucks trains on implicit bias, the author of ‘White Fragility’ gets real

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Separate and Unequal: The Neighborhood Gap Blacks, Hispanics and Asians in Metropolitan America

The Black Population:…

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