What’s the Definition of a Racist?

What's a racist?

Being a racist doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. 

What?? Hear me out-

We’ve come to believe that a racist is 

1. An individual 

2. Who consciously doesn’t like people based on race 

3. & who intentionally seeks to be mean to them.

By this definition, when someone points out that something was racist, we interpret it to mean we’re a bad person. Then, obviously, we start to defend ourselves.

This makes it it nearly impossible to look at ourselves and see anything racist about our past, because most of our biases are unconscious.

Paraphrased from Robin DiAngelo.

Published by Sarah C. Gilbert

I help ladies eat better and workout consistently. I'm married to my high school sweetheart; we were in a long distance relationship for 8 years before getting married, and even now are still occasionally in a long distance relationship. I love sunshine/warmth, cute dogs, working out, motivational quotes, spending time with my husband, and cooking. Follow me on Instagram: @SarahGilbertFitness

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