Raising awareness of racism is an educational process

Submitted by Alexis Lundin
Posted 9/10/20

Dear Editor:

Becky French’s lament that “if you’re a white person you can never again take pride in your own hard work and accomplishments” is a common logical fallacy, …

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Raising awareness of racism is an educational process

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Dear Editor:

Becky French’s lament that “if you’re a white person you can never again take pride in your own hard work and accomplishments” is a common logical fallacy, something like responding to “Black Lives Matter” by crying “All Lives Matter.” It’s a distraction and a fabrication.

Maybe she can’t recognize systemic racism in America, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. She says calling out racism is meant to “divide and shame.” Raising awareness of racism is an educational process, and if you feel “divided and shamed” by the process, you may be clinging to your white privilege.

Alexis Lundin

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