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Smiling Is Now Racist, Because “White Fragility”

At one of the many recent “whiteness history month” events at Portland Community College, Women’s Resource Center director Brad Fortier and instructor of education Tanya Mead lead a discussion entitled “It’s Not My Fault”, which centered around a notion of “white fragility” and microaggressions that white people, supposedly, do all the the time that are racist.

The event started off with Mead going on about how she “struggles with white fragility”.

They continue on to ponder if they are racist for crossing the street the wrong way, or when they smile at people of color. “Am I doing the ‘white guy smile’?” asks one of the students.


Smiling Is Now Racist, Because "White Fragility"
So being a dickhead is not racist... Got ya.

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