Dear White People

(The picture above is an illusion. It is trompe l’oeil, (French: “deceive the eye”) in painting, the representation of something so as to deceive the viewer concerning the material reality of the object. There is no hallway beyond the 1st door on the left side.)

White People: PAY ATTENTION

by Keisha Delva

  • Paying White people to teach you how to be anti-racist, is White supremacy itself in action:
  • A person who is racist (White people) can’t teach anti-racism as effectively as a Black educator.
  • Paying a White person over a Black person for something that only the Black person has actually lived and can speak to, is White supremacy.
  • White people making money off of Black people is White supremacy.
  • White people thinking they know more about racism than Black people do, is White supremacy.
  • White people thinking they know more than Black people in general is White supremacy.
  • White people thinking they know anything about what it’s like to be Black is White supremacy.
  • White people thinking they are doing it out of the kindness of their hearts is White supremacy.
  • White people centering themselves is White supremacy.
  • White people not seeing anything wrong with their own behavior is White supremacy.
  • Even if White people gave all the money they earned from teaching [about racism] to Black people, it’s still White supremacy.
  • White person  giving the money they earned off of Black people’s experience to Black people? White Saviorism.
  • White people paying other White people [to learn about racism] is White supremacy.
  • All-White accountability groups and book clubs on anti-racism is White supremacy. Black people should be paid to facilitate these groups.

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Posted with permission:
Keisha Delva is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Creative and Online Entrepreneur who has formed an entire business around helping other Creatives, Healers and Helpers build the life of their dreams. Visit her web-site

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