Just checked: Approaching 1 month since I suggested to a coworker that their idea of "not supporting BLM because it means they'd have to adhere to all black peoples' fickle ideas [they danced around that much more eloquently but was what they meant] or risk being called racist" was, in fact, a view that was not helping them achieve their goal of "avoid being called a racist", at all. I also offered to have a discussion on race, white man to white man.

Deafening silence.

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If they can't even listen to a white guy like me that knows only how to be the most basic of an ally, I don't have any hopes they'll listen to anyone else.

The last coworker I did successfully reach out to didn't understand anything that I said and, in a separate incident, wound up getting fired for his racist beliefs.

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