“Colour-blindness is a stunted, childish analysis of racism...not seeing race does little to deconstruct racist structures or materially improve the conditions which people of colour are subject to daily. In order to dismantle unjust, racist structures, we must see race. We must see who benefits from their race, who is disproportionally impacted by negative stereotypes about their race, and to who power and privelege is bestowed upon - earned or not - because of their race, their class and their gender. Seeing race is essential to changing the system.” — Reni Eddo-Lodge in ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ ——————————————————————————— Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. When a man in Canberra’s city centre yelled at me for being Asian the other week and told me I contribute nothing to this country, it sat better with me than most conversations I’ve had with white friends about racism — the reason being that I know where I stand when I recieve blatant, malicious comments about my race, but I can’t begin to explain my frustration when the average white person, blind to any other position than their own position of white privelege, tries to convince me that their analysis of racism is correct, passes off racism as an issue or denies the existence of structural racism. This book carries one of the most important messages I’ve ever read. I highly, highly encourage everyone to read it. The beginning of progression is awareness, and the root of awareness is education.
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