I am reading a book about race and how white people still behave consciously, but most worrying for me also unconsciously, in many racist ways towards others.
It is really triggering feelings of shame and guilt in me for being white. I am ashamed of being white and noticed it is starting to affect me mentally. Not in a helpful way, but it is driving me to doubt and inaction. I guess the most shocking thing for me, as someone who considers herself a good and “progressive” person, is the possibility that I am inadvertently racist and a horrible person is highly triggering.
How can I manage my mind around this?