Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed

By Ijeoma Oluo 

This isn’t an easy article but it is a very smart one, and hits home for many but perhaps especially for those among us who recognize ourselves as “well meaning white liberals” (or “well meaning white conservatives/independents” though you are not mentioned very much in this article) who are beginning to see with greater clarity the pervasiveness of racism in American culture.  Spoiler alert: there is bad language here, and a perspective some may (will) find troubling. The editor’s take is that the UULMNJ was never meant to be another institution that comforts the comfortable and afflicts the afflicted.  Or as one writer has said, “It’s not unity we are fighting for, but freedom.”  Worth reading.