Genevieve Schneider, Redlands, CA. Lots to say and no one to listen or appreciate it. One niece in her 40s and whose DNA shows she’s 95% white, (blond w/ light green eyes),did actually listen without dismissing my thoughts. I have 4 white grandparents, two white parents, two white siblings; all with light to very light […]
Kenzie Raulin, Silver Spring, MD. It gets harder and harder to awaken to the pain caused by ‘white’ folks, out of ignorance, pain, greed. It’s not our fault, but I do feel it’s our responsibility to help change the world.
Worokya Duncan, Ed.D., Saint Albans, NY. It grates on my nerves that white folks get to be stupid, and it turns into the fault of that one person or one family. One Black person’s idiocy turns into the fault/problem of all Blacks in America. How does the country STILL rationalize criminalizing people/bodies/colors that have been […]
Lawrence Dortch, Vienna, VA. I’m tired of smiling all the time to alleviate other people’s fears of me. I am not a monster and I shouldn’t have to dress a certain way or smile when I don’t feel like it to make white people feel comfortable.
Tony Concorde, NC I am tired seeing white people feeling guilty or responsible for the misfortune of minorities.
Karen Jericho, NY Racial discrimination towards asians is unfair. We deserve the same treatment in the media, politics, and college application process. It makes me wish I was black.
Cole Stanford, Castro Valley, CA.
Abdu Osman, Grand Rapids. Folks, you better judge me by my deeds rather than by my fate over which I have no control whatsoever.
William Tacoma, WA The “white guilt” narrative and the assumption that racism is one-direction in the US is wrongheaded.
Anonymous Orangeburg, SC Often the discussion about racism is constructed as a problem with race. As if the problem isn’t with the majority’s racist attitudes, the problem is the existence of minorities. “I don’t see you as Black” translates as “I don’t see you as Black, because if I did, I’d have to either apply […]
Ashley S. Elkton, MD People say I’m privileged, that I’m treated better because I’m white, and a woman, and a Christian, that I had educational and professional opportunities that would’ve been closed to others. Does it make me a bad person because I grab at every chance and don’t let go, because I know that […]
Pamela Jole Franks Phoenix, AZ It seems to me that at the bottom of all racism is fear and a desire to have someone to blame for our problems.
Gabrielle Guzman San Diego, CA Yes, I am Mexican. Yes, I know I apparently hold the same facial features as someone who would be considered Asian. No, I did not just cross the border. No, I do not speak Spanish, although I can understand it fluently and am taking classes to learn it. I am […]
Anna Zimmerman Emporia, KS
Matt Bender Philadelphia, PA I go to highschool, had to do this for a project. It’s cool what your doing good job.
Christopher R. Kroencke Fresno, CA So I’m told.
Anonymous I’m tired of people of other races blaming white people for their problems. I’m a white person, I guarantee you that I haven’t done anything to oppress or persecute anyone, and I’m not going to feel guilty for crimes that I have not committed.