Racism is a very hard conversation to have with people! I’m a biracial woman, whose mother is white and father is black. I hate to bring up racism with my mother because we both usually end up getting frustrated. It’s hard for my mom to think that racism still happens because it doesn’t happen around her and she (like a lot of people) see the progress that the country has made as a way of saying it’s over. The conversation cannot end with “well you have to admit it’s nothing like it was back in the 60’s!” Why should anyone have to settle for that! Because I have a white mother I do understand how it could be difficult for someone that’s never experienced racism to not be able to really comprehend that it’s still around, but it’s really aggravating when you try to talk to someone about it and they pretty much think you’re crazy or being sensitive.
Obama said it best…..
For white Americans, it means acknowledging that the effects of slavery and Jim Crow didn’t suddenly vanish in the 60’s; that when minority groups voice discontent, they’re not just engaging in reverse racism or practicing political correctness; that when they wage peaceful protest, they’re not demanding special treatment, but the equal treatment our founders promised.
Please America let’s be the amazing Land Of The Free that we’re supposed to be!