They mean well, don't they? Some 'antiracists' want to end racism and inequality but they can't move beyond their own color prejudice or their overwhelming sense of oppression. They want a more equitable society (like any decent human being would) but they just can't move beyond their limiting mindset.
This book could just as easily be named Woke Everything. It pretty succinctly describes how 'woke' anything has become fanatically religious in nature and does harm to the very things it fights for. John McWhorter is a New York Times author and linguist who doesn't believe black people are infantilized or stupid.
The Long Walk To Freedom - Nelson Mandela
I came for the ideas on how to engage with your enemy but got useful advice on how to handle oppression and deal with those with power over you in a healthy, collaborative manner. My book review is coming soon.
It’s important to remember and learn from history, but humans too often wallow, picking at ancient injustices like scabs and not allowing them to heal. It feeds the victimhood mentality which serves all our masters far too well by taking our eyes off the prize — a better future.
As we debate the trauma associated with America’s slavery era, I wonder a few things: How much of the trauma is actually caused by historical knowledge, and does mishandling that knowledge cause us to excoriate the wrong people? My frustration with endless repetitions of this hoary-if-horrific chapter in American history stems from my impatience with Pagans and witches preoccupied with inquisitions of yore.