My Brother And His Wife Adopted Two Children Of Color. I'm Afraid They Aren't Making Sure To Include Their Own Cultures In Their Lives

Your role as Aunt to these sweet little humans is an important one. As their Aunt, who is starting her own journey with antiracism, you know that the impact of your actions matter more than your intentions. So being mindful of the emotional and ideological landscape you are navigating and thinking of how your words and actions would impact their situation in is such a great place for you to be starting with this question. Sometimes, we’re a little restricted in what our actions can look like because the impact of them may leave us with less access to create the change we wish to see in any given situation. It’s an unfortunate reality of navigating this work as a white person still learning (WPSL), but it is what it is.

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L. Glenise Pike
As A White Liberal Woman Surrounded By Other Liberals, What More Can Do?

Antiracism work self-work. I’m going to say that often in this post, because it is very apparent that most white people attempting to do this work have yet to come to terms with what that actually means. There is a huge difference between helping black, indigenous, and people of color in tangible ways, such as buying from BIPOC owned business, voting, or donating to causes) and the deep diving self-work of becoming antiracist. Your internalized white supremacy deploys saviorism and exceptionalism in an attempt to equate the two, but they are absolutely not the same thing. I’ll explain why.

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L. Glenise Pike