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You were probably raised to understand that no two individuals are the same and you shouldn’t stereotype people. As you continue on your racial identity journey, you will need to look past good intentions and learn to evaluate actions based on their impact.
Our intentions can be the very best and our actions still either uphold or dismantle systems of oppression. I don’t evaluate intent because I can’t know anyone’s heart. I can only evaluate the impact of their actions, and that’s what this article is about.