I think that sometimes people don’t understand the whole story. And I will admit that I am not perfect, neither is anyone else for that matter. I believe in treating people as individuals. I don’t believe in judging people based on their skin color before I get to know them. I acknowledge the fact that blind White supremacy and racism exists. No matter what you say, assuming that I am racist before you meet me is wrong. Why? Because I check my privilege, I work against against people, media, and everything else that promotes it. And this is where racism is really a problem, because you judge someone solely based on their skin color. If you are Black, I’m sure you are very familiar with racism. You know what this is like. I believe that ignorance can be cured, but stupidity/racism is wrong. Because when you are racist you are actively avoiding, intolerant, hateful of a group of people based on skin color.
You can try to mask your ignorance in any way you want, but anyone that isn’t consumed with the idea of pride will seek knowledge rather than constantly trying to prove their worth.
I believe so strongly in the power of love, forgiveness, and God. I believe that we can grow strong in God’s love. It’s not about proving we are better than anyone else, it’s about working together, loving each other, creating unity. Just because you came across some, or even many bad apples, it doesn’t mean you should avoid all people as a group. And you know what? That’s okay, because at the end of the day if you want to shut me out of your life because I have White skin, that is your loss.