to all my white friends (directed at no one in particular, just general Observations): please do not make indignant posts about race! while i appreciate your frustration, and know that all of you generally feel pissed as hell with us and for us, these are ultimately struggles you haven’t experienced and therefore cannot own through anger.
and yes, it’s also frustrating as hell to see your own community doing shitty things. but it is also problematic to make posts about oppression without acknowledging your own membership among the oppressing group! racial kyriarchy does not distinguish between conscientious and unconscientious white folks; in both cases, you will still be boosted by and a product of white privilege. it’s really, really tempting to try to distance yourself from your oppressive community. but if you want to help people of color in their struggles, this good/bad dichotomy doesn’t help.
as a person of privilege, you are in a position of great power and opportunity; it is your job to use your privilege to educate and to protect.