Wonderful thought piece/poetry Ré Harris, on the subtle conditioning and the sentimental yet, willful acts of glossing over racism.
Throw caution to the wind…
To be frank and clear, no black person wants to go through life disadvantaged by the racialized hue of her or his skin, no more than should a white person want to be advantaged by the racialized hue of their skin. That sort of allegiance to an absurd collective-identity or unsolicited subscription to race only promotes insensitive beliefs and animates violence in defense of the indefensible.
The social constraints incurred when adhering to the insensitive beliefs and thus motivated ignorance surrounding race on all sides amounts to living a lie, and whatever comes with that as a consequence is undeserved.