You can learn a lot from someone based on how they react to a POC telling them they’re doing something unintentionally racist.

How someone interested in fighting racism responds:

  • "I didn’t know that! I’ll avoid doing/saying that from now on."

How someone who doesn’t care about racism responds:

  • "Who are you, the PC police?"
  • "Calm down."
  • "It’s really not a big deal."
  • "You’re just racist against white people!"
  • "There are bigger battles to fight."
  • "I don’t complain when someone does (rude but not racist thing against white people)!"
  • "My (POC) friend says/does that all the time!"
  • "I was trying to APPRECIATE you!"

Fact: If your argument involves any of the following, it’s not an effective argument.

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