Also just to be clear: Anna is an unfortunate scenario, but not an isolated outlier. White people, please don't use this as an excuse to pay yourselves on the back and feel good about demonizing "the racist one." This kind of situation is what inevitably arises when one refuses to counter one's own reactionary tendencies, self-crit, and actively work toward undoing those tendencies and the effects they've had.
"In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist—we must be anti-racist."
In whiteness, the *greatest* offense is to recognize and identify bigoted behavior. In that culture, that's the end of the conversation and their fragility takes from and center. The harm bigotry causes takes a back seat to hurt feelings.
In the cultures I come from, that's just a start to understanding and is an opportunity to *do better*.
This context simply does not exist in whiteness. It is dedicated to not changing.
The inflexibility is the same reason it's killing itself.
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