White Women: The Time for Passivity Has Passed


We are heartbroken by the recent events in Charleston, SC.  We are heartbroken, and we are angry, that someone made “protecting women” their excuse to hurt and take the lives of innocent, peaceful people.

I implore you to read this thoughtful piece from Chloe Angyal of The New Republic on the passive role of white women in the face of racist violence:

“It was, and remains, necessary for white women to decry the violence that is done in our name. It is on us to dismantle racism with just as much commitment as we dismantle sexism, for one cannot happen without the other.”

We are feminists, yes? We fight for equality, right?

Whether it be racism, sexism, or any other type of discrimination, we cannot deny the underlying truth that we are all people.  This is why your voice matters.  This is why we cannot be passive in the face of such reckless hate.

If you identify as a white woman in the US, stand up and speak out against the violence done to “protect” you.  Humanity needs you to. It will take all of us to end racism.

Read Chloe’s piece here.

Photo from Pixabay.com.

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