I think that most white people have experienced the feelings of white guilt and shame and has had thoughts of white exceptionalism. I have in the past. I date an African American man and when we first started dating I felt like being with someone who is black meant that I couldn't be racist, right? But as we grew in our relationship and we had tough conversations about race, and we had conversations about experiences we had, I realized that I still had some work to do. Even though I love a black man, I can still hold biases towards other black people. I still today have to check myself and make sure that what I am doing is right and also for the right reasons.
Something that I have been thinking a lot about lately is communicating my thoughts and my stance about the events that are happening around the country right now. I have had many in depth conversations with my significant other, my family, and my friends, but have not gone beyond that until recently. I have taken some time to gather my thoughts and ideas and to make sure that what I post on social media, I am posting for the right reasons. I think that the big black out Tuesday movement there were a lot of people participating in that movement because of white guilt and white exceptionalism to "prove" they are a good white person.