Something I notice not only within society but also within my community is people of all races trying or proud to not be racist but not speaking up when racist actions are committed by others. I have peers that are not racist towards me and claim to not be racist, but will tell stories about their racist relatives or friends as if I should feel sympathy for them having to be around such a bad person. People need to be held accountable for their wrong actions, verbal or physical. That will ignite change more than people only making sure they themselves aren't being racist.
Its funny because me and a friend was talking about this topic the other day. As two people of color in America, we were chatting about our own experiences with racism. We noticed something. We noticed that white people have the tendency of doing things just to not be racist rather than doing it for the cause or support. Obviously, this isn't referring to all white people. But, we noticed people may go on Instagram and put "ACAB" just to sound "not racist." or doing it for the "trend" of BLM. I think it holds true that its so easy to not be racist and think youre doing everything right. But are you actually AGAINST racism? Are you helping your black friend if they get anxious walking around a police officer? Are you taking your time to ask questions and understand? If you arent doing anything about it, to me youre just on the same side of the oppressor.