I’ll provide you with a tangible example. Not long ago I witnessed a White guy racially profile a black colored man at the office. The White man had been working safety at a meeting and checking for seats. He had been wanting to determine individuals whoever seats had been fraudulently obtained. He approached a black colored guy and quickly and violently took the Ebony man’s expire, stating that it had “been tampered with.” The White man wasn’t approaching White clients with similar presumption of shame or amount of aggression. Whenever a number of us confronted him about their behavior, the White man insisted which he wasn’t being racist because, he said, “my fiancee is Black.” In their eyes, their love for a Black girl meant he couldn’t come to be anti-Black. It suggested which he couldn’t possibly have internalized racist ideologies that assume Ebony criminality and White innocence, then work on those tips. To him, their love designed he couldn’t come to be racist.
When it comes to record, being in a relationship with a person who is racialized differently than ourselves doesn’t absolve us to the fact that we now have internalized White supremacy. (altro…)