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#ReverseRacism is not a thing

#ReverseRacism is not a thing. The goal is to fix racists. By realising the distinction between racism and people violated by racism responding to the racism perpetrated against them I hope that racists will own their racism and cut it out.

When a two year old says "but see what you did to me in response to what I did to you", the original violence seems justified. But it is not. We teach that two year old that the best way to deal with their unjustifiable hatred and bad behaviour is to have empathy - insight into their self-serving behaviour - and to apologise. And to do so sincerely. There is a measure of that sincerity, and that is their behaviour after the apology.

These are basic human interactions.

What I see is White people stomping around muttering under their breath, screaming. Like two year olds who were forced to apologise, and they did so because mommy was going to withhold their dinner and send them to their room.

Total lack of graciousness and empathy.

It's no wonder the world is disgruntled with them.

This isn't about who will be colonised next. This is about us. Now. It's about basic humanity. It's about us being accountable. History will look back and say we should have created a systemic mechanism to divest ourselves of our ill-gotten gains. Like the two year old we should give back the money we stole from Mommy's purse.

It's not up to us to theorize about who will be colonised next. We have an opportunity to make things right and it is slipping away. An opportunity to make our part in tipping the wheel right.

HOW is the question.
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