Attention white people:

It is not up to black people to educate you and help you understand racism. It is not up to black people to tell you what you need to say to your white racist friends. It is not up to black people to undo racism. It is not up to black people to undo white privilege. It is not up to black people to hold your hand while we are trying to save ourselves.

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The revolution is happening. It is on your city streets and television screens every day. Black people are tired. We are fed up. We are sick of being tired. Being black in America is exhausting, because AmeriKKKa gaslights black people on a daily basis.

Please do not add to the insult that is existing in a space of white supremacy as a black person by bringing your white self over and asking for absolution and validation and a pat on the head for being a “good white.”

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Read the room, white people. Read the room.

As always, I want to hear from you. If you have a question, or if you need advice, or if you have a suggestion for a topic you think Auntie should cover, please email me at AuntieSubmissions@theroot.com.

Fight the power. Fuck the police.

News Editor for The Root. I said what I said. Period.

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