Another response to racism has been the establishment of unlearning racism workshops, which are often led by white women. These workshops are important, yet they tend to focus primarily on cathartic individual psychological personal prejudice without stressing the need for corresponding change in political commitment and action. A woman who attends an unlearning racism workshop and learns to acknowledge that she is racist is no less a threat than one who does not. Acknowledgment of racism is significant when it leads to transformation.
Feminist Theory from Margin to Center (via tobia)
…I’m still wrapping my head around all the meanings of this
It also de-emphasises how racism is borne out in the structures of ‘feminist action’ so that even feminists purporting to work on ‘anti-racist’ projects can be perpetuating racism in how they work.
If we could all just work with the last sentence of this quote …