I hate that I can’t post openly on fb about racism and white privilege because I’m scared about backlash from my family
I post things that suggest it but I never use an accusatory tone.
I know in a way I’m letting my family continue being racist because I don’t actually seriously accuse them, and suggesting doesn’t change anything
But its a really hard experience to have people and family you dearly love who are poc and other family like my parents and siblings who harm them indirectly.
Because its easy to say “just drop them” but its not that easy because it hurts because you love them but I know that they are harmful
My mom has done a lot of work on her prejudices and racism and I’m proud of her for that but she has a long way to go. I just wish everyone else I love who is white could do that too but the reality is they won’t
But it sucks losing people and I know it shouldn’t suck to lose racist people but at one point they were people I loved
But I love my husband and his family so much more than some of these people and that’s why I know it’s okay to let them go. The others will have to understand that my husband and my CHILD who is mixed race are more important to me and if they want to be in my life they need to start working on some shit