Not necessarily separate. But first understanding that their need to be spaces that are only for Black, LGBTQ, disabled, etc. Think white ppl don’t realize how draining it is when we constantly have to brace for little microaggressions because they’re not receiving it. Also, white people should be deferring to non-white ppl regarding how best to help. They need to understand there is a different lived experience that is determined by our race and make sure to be sensitive to that and guide children to understand what they may experience and how to process any trauma due to racism. By simply cutting off their locs and not teaching them that it a) won’t change anything since the problem doesn’t rest with them and b) understand that a Black style is not synonymous with being higher or lower. More sensitivity, honest talks about race without claims of color blindness is a start.

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