Chicago Redshirt March 16, 2021 Share March 16, 2021 10 hours ago, EllenB said: I don't think it's the kind of thing you can just get over. I wouldn't be able to be with someone who was, if not explicitly racist, at least a lot too comfortable with racists and racism, and I'm white. It would be devastating for a person of color. I'd say that there's a spectrum of how different people of color might react to different forms of racism. What little I know about what Rachael did ranks to me as easily forgivable and not something to say "I can't stand with her until she does the work" because IMO there's not that much "work" to do. It was ignorant, but she is 24 and was a mere 21 when the photo was taken. By definition, she was willing to envision a life with a Black man on some level, even if she didn't fully appreciate what that means in Matt's case. She presumably is willing to change. With the exception of the public nature of the controversy, I would guess that most interracial relationships have experienced and even survived far more problematic forms of racism from the members. 3 17 Link to comment
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