Hi, I’m a white person and I’m racist.

I benefit from privilege based on my skin color and I have internalized racial biases that I must continue to acknowledge in order to actively remove them from myself and society. Saying all white people are racist is not an attack on my personal character. It is a statement on our broken system as a whole, and I am part of that system even when I’m doing my best to not perpetuate it. It does not make me a bad person to own up to my failings as a person of privilege. The most productive thing I can do on a personal level is to listen to others when they point out my biases. There is always room for improvement. The least I can do is acknowledge it.

Hi, I’m a white person and I am racist.

Now, was that so hard?