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Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people

Too often whites at discussions on race decide for themselves what will be discussed, what they will hear, what they will learn.

And it is their space.

All spaces are

  • Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Guardian

I was leaving a corporate office building after a full day of leading workshops on how to talk about race thoughtfully and deliberately.

The audience for each session had been similar to the dozens I had faced before.

There was an overrepresentation of employees of color, an underrepresentation of white employees.

The participants of color tended to make eye contact with me and…

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