Recently I was on imgfav and saw a picture that was asking why doing something like calling a white person worthless is mean, but saying it to a black person is racism. I think people forget that racism is about power. It is about a majority oppressing a minority. It’s hard to remember sometimes because it’s easier to see oppression than privilege. This is why people who try to fight racism often end up in the trap of doing it to “help the poor minority”. Its hard to accept that you have privilege, that you are gaining something from the oppression of others. Part of privilege is being able to step away from the fight when it gets too hard or overwhelming. To be able to step away and forget about it for a while. That is privilege. Black people can’t ignore racism. The best, and most sustainable way to make a difference is to learn how to spend your privilege. Learn where you can start to affect change. It seems very daunting but remembering that if everyone did something small it would make a big difference helps to remind you that every thing counts. What are some other ways to make a difference?