So many racists look like me

Robert Goffeney,
Pittsburgh, PA

At first, I thought it would be difficult to come up with six words to encapsulate my experience of race as a middle-aged, middle class suburban white man. Immediately after that thought, my six words bubbled up out of – somewhere. People will never cross the street to avoid passing me on the sidewalk, but mine is the face of nearly every racist, homophobic, xenophobic Nazi you see on cable news and on Twitter.

 

So many racists look like me

Robert Goffeney,
Pittsburgh, PA

At first, I thought it would be difficult to come up with six words to encapsulate my experience of race as a middle-aged, middle class suburban white man. Immediately after that thought, my six words bubbled up out of – somewhere. People will never cross the street to avoid passing me on the sidewalk, but mine is the face of nearly every racist, homophobic, xenophobic Nazi you see on cable news and on Twitter.

So many racists look like me

Robert Goffeney,
Pittsburgh, PA

At first, I thought it would be difficult to come up with six words to encapsulate my experience of race as a middle-aged, middle class suburban white man. Immediately after that thought, my six words bubbled up out of – somewhere. People will never cross the street to avoid passing me on the sidewalk, but mine is the face of nearly every racist, homophobic, xenophobic Nazi you see on cable news and on Twitter.

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