We cannot dismantle the systems of racism that in which they operate, without first being introspective in how we may act as a cog in this seemingly ever functioning system.
Racism exists. It lives and breathes in the bodies of persons offering me forced smiles and synthetic checkout line conversation. It reveals itself in comment sections on news threads and social media sites. It is surviving through inherited hate, infiltrated political systems, and manufactured generalizations of what might be a person of color. I am not violent. I do [...]