Amanda,

Thanks for reading. What you just did is called white centering. It’s where a conversation about race comes up, and in order to avoid talking about race, a proxy issue is presented. In this case your proxy issue was the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

I have zero opinions on what I would do if I was Israeli or Palestinian, because I’m not. Whether you are white or a non-black POC, I encourage you to adapt new strategies that are not rooted in white supremacy.

Your issues are important and deserve to be listened to and discussed thoughtfully. So do mine.

A

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