White People Need to be Talking About Racism

… and white people need to be listening to black voices.

“If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a serious problem. My feeling is that white people have a very, very serious problem, and they should start thinking about what they can do about it. Take me out of it.” — Toni Morrison

Listen.

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2 thoughts on “White People Need to be Talking About Racism

  1. “Don’t you understand that the people who do this thing, who practice racism, are bereft––that there’s something distorted about the psyche. It’s a huge waste and it’s a corruption and a distortion. It’s like it’s a profound neurosis that nobody examines for what it is.” – Toni Morrison

  2. “If the racist white person doesn’t understand that he or she is a race, that it’s also constructed, it’s also made, and it also has some kind of serviceability––but when you take it away, I take your race away, and there you are––all strung out––and all you got is your self. And what is that? What are you without racism? Are you any good? Are you still strong? Are you still smart? Do you still like yourself?” – Toni Morrison

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