Your DGB for today is to check out this animated short about what it feels like to be a white person’s Black friend. If you’re white, perhaps it will make you more sensitive to your friends of color and what they go through on a daily basis. If you’re Black, hopefully it will make you feel seen and heard.
Upworthy both summarizes and expands upon the video here with “Seven Things Black People Want Their Well-Meaning White Friends to Know.” Like the short, it is aimed at white people who feel they are both friends and allies to Black people, but still have blind spots that need addressing. As the article says, “You’re going to have to get uncomfortable.”
Confronting your own racism and privilege is tough, but it’s not nearly as bad as what Your Black Friend puts up with. Tune in and learn how to be a better friend.