Another response to racism has been the establishment of unlearning racism workshops, which are often led by white women. These workshops are important, yet they tend to focus primarily on cathartic individual psychological personal prejudice without stressing the need for corresponding change in political commitment and action. A woman who attends an unlearning racism workshop and learns to acknowledge that she is racist is no less a threat than one who does not. Acknowledgment of racism is significant when it leads to transformation.
bell hooks, Feminist Theory from Margin to Center
YES! This is why I have a huge issue with the pressure of people to “realize their privilege” or conforming antiracist praxis to center it around the white ally and individuals themselves, because it actually produces little to no material gains for communities of color.
(Source: maarnayeri, via vagabondaesthetics)