Modern Racism

From “Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race” by Jen Graves, from The Stranger:

Every conversation about race is tortured–palpably awkward, loaded with triggers, marked by the blind spots of perception and presumption–but that doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong or should stop doing it, says Scott Winn. That means you have to keep on.

“Once I realized I was racist, it was, well, what am I going to do about it?” says Winn, a mild-mannered white guy in his 30s. “That shifts the defensiveness.”

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