4 Problematic Statements White People Make About Race — and What to Say Instead

By Ali Owens // Huffington Post

February is Black History Month – and along with it comes the inevitable onslaught of facepalm-worthy comments on the Internet from certain white people. These usually start with “I’m not racist, but…” and end, ironically, with something inherently racist. (“I’m not racist, but slavery ended a long time ago – get over it already, black people!” “I’m not racist, but why don’t we have a White History Month?” Utterly cringe-inducing.)

Below are some of the most common problematic statements – and what you can say (or not say) instead.

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