Im not sure. I can picture people who fit the bill of "white exceptionalism" and claim they aren't racist; I think they are a big part of the problem because they are complacent and silent. I am sure I have felt white guilt and shame, but maybe its just hurt for what people of color have historically faced and what people of color face everyday, even nowadays. I think I used to be in the category of white exceptionalism but not out of ill intent; more so out of a lack of understanding of the real issues and what my role in it is/was. I feel conflicted emotions learning so much right now; I am invigorated with this new sense of growth and expanded understanding, but I am overwhelmed because I know I have so much to learn (and it is a lot of work and I don't have a lot of time -- and I think white people can make that excuse quite easily and not see the true effect of it); and I am angry that its so hard for others to realize they CAN and SHOULD do the work but they just wont because they "aren't racist"... I was at a peaceful protest and the friend I went with had a sign with two sides: "white silence = violence" and "non-racist doesn't not equal anti-racist". Those two messages were loud and clear and really resonated with me. I hope through my own learnings I don't "steamroll" over anyone. I do share my activities on social media (is that OK? Someone damned me for taking a selfie at the peaceful protest...) Anyways - I will continue learning to check my self and make sure I am learning, growing, and get better at practicing various ACTS of anti-racism as opposed to just reading a few books and having a few conversations with others. Right now Im not sure exactly what that is, but I promise to figure it out.