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What Does It Mean To Break up With Whiteness?

That’s the question Tressie McMillan Cottom poses in her latest Medium blog post. To her, it’s the end goal of a turbulent journey this country has been on since its inception. As she states:

If no one else has mentioned it (or, you missed that day in class), I want to be very clear: Breaking up with Whiteness is absolutely the endgame of all anti-racist, humanist, post-racism work.

I’ve never heard it described in quite that way before. I mean, we all know that systemic racism is so ingrained in the firmament of this country…




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Vanessa K. De Luca

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