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Dear White Writers, If You’re Not Qualified to Write About Race…

You did it.

Yes, my piece scorched the social media landscape.

I say all of that to say the rest of this.

First off — it really does depend on the manner of approach.

You’re white, and you’re a writer — and you want to feel relevant.

Except — you can’t write it because it’s not your area of expertise.

Wrong!

Black writers don’t owe you shit.

It’s ours.

Why?

It doesn’t work that way.

Your white privilege isn’t admissible in these parts.

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