I want you to be able to look white people in the eyes.

In his essay, Sam McKenzie, Jr. discusses “reckless eyeballing,” which has both physical and psychological manifestations.  “[T]he consequences are clear. These consequences are internal prisons and dead souls. The penalties are in how we see ourselves and how we see others. The penalties can look like exclusion, supremacy, stereotypes, unconscious bias, internalized racism, and self-hate. . . .[T]he solutions are never in closing our eyes, colorblindness, overlooking people or the issues. The solution is in balance.”  To read the complete essay, click here.

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