Hi, Emily. I, too, read Pugh's article, and felt personally challenged to simply "stop being racist."

Pugh takes exception with the concept of "white allies." Her article echoes many others I've read, and I'm now persuaded that admitting my own racism truly is the best first step I can make in the fight against racism. As you say, I can't wait until I'm totally perfect to start cleaning up my own mess, because that day will never come.

Thanks for sharing!

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