PortlyDyke blogs on racism and white people’s comfort levels on it:
I know that racism is still an issue, because there are white people — white people who think of themselves as liberal/progressive — who will say racist things to me when people of color are not around — even after I have confronted them in the past about racist remarks that they have made.
I know that racism is still an issue because white people seem so fucking uncomfortable about discussing it — so uncomfortable, in fact, that they avoid discussing it, even when it is clearly brought to the table by someone that they consider an ally.
Yes, I think that racism, misogyny, and homophobia (and whole bunch of other hatred-based “isms”) are interconnected. Yes, I think that it’s important for me to “connect-the-dots” between these forms of oppression, and understand how they intertwine.
Originally linked from Pam’s House Blend.