I think there is a curse within leftist spaces where white people can't possibly see themselves as perpetuating racism, and so when they get called on something, especially when its by a person of color, the reaction is immediately aggressive defensiveness in place of what should be self-reflection.
"You're calling ME racist? I donate to so many charities! I've gone to rallies! I've been calling out people who use the N word for years! Theres not a racist bone in my body!"
"I'm a leftist, of course i'm not racist!"
This is whiteness and supremacy kicking back. This is you perpetuating it without realizing it. Because instead of taking the time to step back outside of your self, sitting down, shutting up, and listening to POC when they point out how you are perpetuating harm, you are actively trying to be the "winner" and prove how "good" and "moral" you are.
When you get called on your shit, and your immediate reaction is from a place of "standing up for yourself" or proving the accusatory problem wrong, instead of listening and genuinely aiming to be better and put in the mental and emotional work it takes to change your thinking and behavior, on a literal subconscious fucking level, then your leftism is one that is chained down by the very things you claim to be against.
Close-Mindedness is a curse everywhere, and here, too. I always wonder what people think they have to loose from listening.
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