Being nice is not going to end racism | Robin DiAngelo

All that racism needs to keep going is for white people to keep being nice, says Robin DiAngelo. Being nice is better than the alternative, of course—but ask: What else am I doing to end racial inequality?"But I have friends of color" is a deflection device, not a real way to engage in productive dialogue about systemic racism.It's difficult for white people hear and, in DiAngelo's experience, many people will reject the idea of systemic racism and how they may benefit from it simply because it is too uncomfortable.For the white people who want to push through this issue, the biggest thing they can do is recognize internalized superiority.