My friend sent me a link to racewire for a post on this topic.
Adrienne Maree Brown asks:
Do any of y’all maintain relationships where one person, who has more privilege and is white, regularly says things that are remarkably ignorant? But you know they ‘mean well’?
What do you do about that? I want the Racewire readers to offer up wisdom from a perspective of awareness…do you keep such people in your life?
I sat over drinks with some friends Sunday night, we all went to college together, and they were talking about a few white folks we went to school with who have uttered an unusually high number of offensive things recently.
Now me personally, I don’t stay close to repeat offenders.
But I have some friends who do and I’m at a loss at what to advice them when they lay this burden on my shoulder.