The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing My Own Racism

Courtney E. Martin describes an event that gave her the understanding that “[i]f there is no chance of escaping my own internal racism, then I don’t have to work so damn hard all the time to prove just how not-racist I am. Instead, I can spend energy doing things that are much more liberating — particularly building my resilience around confronting my own racism when it surfaces and building relationships with people who will call me out on my racism and support me in confronting it.”

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