"White Americans always think racism is a feeling, and they reject it or they embrace it. To most [white] Americans, it seems more honorable and nicer to reject it, so they do, but they almost invariably fail to understand that how they feel means very little to black Americans, who understand racism as a way of structuring American culture, American politics, and the American economy."
Jane Smiley, Say it Ain’t So, Huck: Second thoughts on Mark Twain’s “Masterpiece” (Harper’s Magazine, 1996)
This is perfect.
(via tiiigerstyle)This also applies to other countries where white people hold systemic power.
Racism, or the lack of it, is not just about how you feel towards PoC but what you do - or choose not to do.
"hiring entry level positions"