I Need Your Help Taking Off This Mask

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  • Don’t ask me why everything has to be about race, while failing to understand how that question is cloaked in the privilege and blindspots that prevent you from seeing how self-serving your question really is.
  • Don’t discredit or belittle my feelings because you don’t understand and have never walked a day in the shoes of a black mom.
  • Don’t try to justify your unconscious racism by reminding me that you have black friends/family members, date black men/women, or voted for Obama.
  • Don’t undermine my experience with the comment, “all white people aren’t like that” or tell me that I’m overreacting.
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