White Guilt as Ritual, Not Praxis

When aesthetics are king, white people can lose sight of what truly matters midst overwhelming injustice.

From DC’s Women’s March on January 21, 2017. Courtesy of Liz Lemon on Flickr. Part of the Public Domain.

As a byproduct of our kind craving rapport, guilt is one of the most debilitating feelings any single individual can experience–as such, it is easily weaponized against those who see from it hardly any escape.

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A. Khaled

A. Khaled

Internet culture scribe with an interest in the digital economy, content creators, media and politics.

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