The Pleasure Principle
Had the pleasure of chatting with an American white person who gets it.
This person is actively anti-racist not because they particularly like black American people; they understand why that doesn’t matter.
They are actively anti-racist because they understand how oppression functions.
"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."
"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."
"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."
"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."
"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."
Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.