Better to offend than not discuss

mallahan_180Joe Mallahan
Seattle, WA

As a white man raised in the United States, I have, by no choice of my own, indelible racist perspectives ingrained in me. While my logic and my civic values reject this racism, it doesn’t change the fact that my brain clicks to a different place when I’m interacting with an African American person. But to discuss this fact is offensive to Whites and African Americans alike. It’s very easy to stay quiet about race. Thanks, Michele, for coming to Seattle and speaking at the MLK celebration at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

 

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