thought catalog
The truth is many white liberals in this country have come to believe a lie. A lie that says just because they are “liberal” or can quote W.E.B. DuBois or have one friend who’s black, it means they are no longer racist.
As a younger man, I was vaguely aware of the dual racism and sexism of the trophy white girlfriend -- the sexism of reducing a woman into a status symbol and the self-hating racism of exoticizing her whiteness as “pure” or “unique.
trayvon martin
So the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial is in and it’s exactly what I said it would be.
PSAs clearly align with archetypes of good and evil. Expressing anger through actions? Evil. George Zimmerman killing an unarmed teenager? Not evil.