The Audacity of Whiteness

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I’ll get right to the point. I’m sick of White folks performing. Sick of it.  Here’s what happened. I work at a majority White institution and interact with White folks of all ages. A White female coworker approached me. We made our usual small talk. I was sure the conversation was ending. Then, she announced: “What is going on with people these days? When did people become so hateful? Can you believe the stuff going on nowadays with all this rioting? Why can’t people just be kind? We are all…

“Damn..Why Can’t We Have Nice Things?”

A little while ago, I was mindlessly swiping through Instagram stories, searching for funny quarantine memes and Tik Tok videos. A Black woman that I follow is the co-owner of a successful small business and enjoys luxury purchases. She documented her day of treating her mom to a much-needed quarantine “Girls Day.” Socially distanced brunch and shopping. Seeing her mother squeal with delight at spending time with her daughter was so comforting to watch since I had been mentally and emotionally exhausted with the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and…