… humility. I’ve wanted you to admit when you were wrong in order to better show up for what’s right. I’ve wanted you to admit that you had to learn about anti-racism efforts because your default is white supremacy. I’ve asked you to stop resting on your laurels and be of service to those still stuck in their addiction to white supremacy. I’m proud of you for being an ally, but that allyship does not only mean following Black people’s l…
Brilliant article, Elyse.
No punches pulled, actionable, visceral, feisty, perceptive, heartbreaking and utterly readable! Kudos! Your writing is so lucid, almost poetic!
As an Indian residing in Ireland for the last decade, I totally empathise with your frustrations & fear.
My tuppence based on Angela Saini's excellent "Superior": Race isn't real. There is no scientific consensus that it exists. Or how many there are. Or how to classify them. Racial categories we use are arbitrary. Moulded by social and cultural constructs. I genuinely think this book is the only origin story of our species we need.
I reckon it makes a perfect science-backed companion article to your brilliant writing - so would really appreciate your feedback!