When people talk about race sometimes it may not be a good idea because some people may get offended if someone would to say something that they think is not offensive but the other person will think different. In my opinion I think everyone is the same and doesn’t have to be offended if there talking about it in groups. I also think that people should talk about race to their children because they should know that very one in the world no matter how they look are the same.
An example is: I am Black and have two best friends, one Black, and one white. With my Black friend, we often talk about our experiences of racism and white privilege. But my white friend gets uncomfortable and says defensive things, like “It’s not my fault I’m white.” I understand that she might not want to discuss these issues, but what should I say when she makes these statements? —Anonymous
If she’s your bestie, she has to try to empathize with your experiences. Say, “I know you’re not to blame, but if we’re going to be close, you have to hear my stories and support me–the same way I support you.” That’s what friendship is! Doing better means listening to our friends and neighbors with open hearts, including when we feel guilty and even when we’re in the wrong. (Being wrong just gives us another chance to apologize and get it right.)
A lot of people would like to talk about race racial inequality and the impact of racism but don’t know where to start because there’s a lot of things to say about race.Tags: Orange Cove High School questions