To be clear, I am NOT calling Sutton a racist. But many of us white people, and i am a 51 yo white women, have blind spots when it comes to race. I really am of a generation that said, “I dont see color” and thought we were enlightened. The thing is, this negates the experience of people of color. It denies the reality of their world. Not seeing race is a privilege they dont have.
How did i learn? I shut my mouth and opened my ears when my friends who were Black or Asian talked to me about race. I didnt immediately assume they were calling me a racist. I BELIEVED them. Sutton, i am n