Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Day 15: White Apathy

White apathy is not neutral.

I have been apathetic to white supremacy through laziness and my belief in my own exceptionalism. My belief that I’m doing “my part” and that if I wasn’t the people of color in my life would call me out.

What a complete load of bullshit. And a completely unfair expectation of these people who I love deeply and who have chosen to love me. Why would it be their responsibility to police my shitty behavior or biases? Why would I put the responsibility on them to help me weed out my bad beliefs? Why would that ever be okay?

It’s not. But that is the nature of white supremacy. To always assume it is someone else’s problem to call out. I refuse to be lazy in my work towards equality and justice for all of us.

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