“I’m not racist, my boyfriend’s brown”

Sarah U.,
Fort Worth, TX

Many people will use an excuse like this to defend themselves. However, what they don’t realize is that just because your significant other or your family or friends are a different race from you, doesn’t excuse you from being a racist altogether. They’ll hide behind the fact that they have diverse people in their life to be harmful towards others and play it off as a joke.

 

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