By reading this koob, you will learn why it is so hard for white people to talk about racism and their role in it.
You will also learn about:
The ways we are conditioned to believe in white supremacy.
The subtle ways racism can be expressed.
Why it is so hard for white people to admit they have racial prejudice.
How this denial and inability to talk or think about race helps perpetuate a racist system.
How you can work on yourself to become less racist.
When white people in America and elsewhere think about racism, they tend to think about how it manifests in violent and hateful ways, but fail to see the more subtle, yet systemic, ways racial prejudices affect us all. As such, it is very hard for white people, particularly "good, progressive" white people, to engage in conversations about racism and, particularly, to recognize and overcome their own racism.