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Stop looking for the next Obama.

You didn't even appreciate the last Obama.
"Let's find someone who's just like Obama.....except this time, he's whiter."

Yeah, quit telling on yourselves.
I know I just activated #NotAllWhitePeople Twitter, but anyway...
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I lost over 100 followers this week standing up for WOC being attacked by white women.
I'm sorry to have lost them because it means those folks missed the point.
White people have an obligation to POC in America because of the damage #racism inflicts even if we aren't #racist.
The hardest words in any language are "I'm sorry."
Acknowledging our flaws goes against ego.
But it's essential.
I know I am a strong person with strong Socialist politics.
I know I can be intense.
But I am a fiundamentally kind person who doesn't want to hurt people.
At times I know I <have> hurt people--we all have.
And that is my point: If people tell you you have hurt them, listen.
I don't mean casual snark, but hurt.
Say you are sorry.
Repentance is under-utilized and under-valued, and that's not just my Catholicism talking.
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This take and others like it keep popping up on my feed.

The vast majority of them were written by white people and then shared by other white ppl.

Us white folks are not the primary target or victims here - and we're telegraphing our obliviousness to that with these takes.

If your first reaction is to fire off a #notallwhitepeople reply, don't.

If it ain't about you, don't make it about u.

There is nothing more off-putting than when someone personalizes something not about them and then insists on proving they're an Above-Average White Person™.
These takes are well-intended. They're worthy of discussion. They're understandable.

But when it comes to matters of oppression, persecution, violence and abuse, the most threatened and vulnerable get to lead.

Their voices should carry furthest.
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To the white folx out here, always reminding us that you’re our allies: you can stop now. In case no one took the time to let you know this tiny detail, let me tell you now: WE KNOW OUR ALLIES BY WHAT THEY DO, NOT BY WHAT THEY SAY.
Don’t do this work looking your invitation to a barbecue, cookout, fiesta, luau, blengur or any variation thereof. WE WILL NOT BE HANDING OUT GOLD STARS AND TROPHIES TO OUR MOST “WOKE” WHITE SAVIORS.
If you do this work, let it be because you know the difference between right and wrong, because you care about the people, because justice is greater than egos and accolades.
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1. I can always appreciate a genuine inquiry regarding #NotAllWhitePeople & #NotAllMen; join me as I take a more creative route to explain.
2. Imaging 13 kids (weird number, I know, but it'll make sense soon enough): 10 of them wear white t-shirts; 3 of them, brown tees.
3. Everyday, the "white tee" kids get to leave class early to attend lunch ahead of everyone else; the "brown tee" kids follow afterwards.
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