Don’t know if I’m a bad person

Estes Park, CO.

I have heard it said that being White automatically makes me racist. Although I grew up in a mainly White town, I’ve always been kind and respectful to everyone regardless of their skin color. When I heard that many people believe that all whites harbor racist thoughts, I read more into this school of thought. Some articles even stated that it is completely unchangeable. I’m losing sleep thinking that my very existence is harmful to others. I have never hated anyone in my life! How can I stop being racist?

I ended up taking the Project Implicit test, and it showed that I have a tendency to favor Black people over White people. What does that even mean for my character? Am I still racist? I’m beginning to believe that my skin color does in fact make me a bad person.

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