I’m mad that I’m reflexively racist.

Jordan Weil,
Minneapolis, MN.

I’m really angry that my first reaction to a young black man is to start checking my surroundings and wondering if I’m safe. I don’t do this with white guys, or Asians, or Latinos. I feel like I’ve been conditioned by the media that I consumed as a kid and a younger man that lead me to fear and distrust young black men instead of seeing them to be just like me – struggling to find a way in this world.

 

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